Book Character Interview with CLEVER4-1 #ThePreyofGods


Book Character Interview with CLEVER4-1 #ThePreyofGods

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Weeks ago we posted

Book Character Interview with Nomvula #ThePreyofGods

The feedback was amazing! I’m so excited that you’re excited for Nicky’s upcoming book.
I’m even more jazzed to share with you a special Book Character Interview with very enigmatic artificial intelligence known as CLEVER4-1. It’s the first time I’ve read from an AI’s point of view and the result was completely illuminating. Nicky’s voice through this awesome robot is a Must Read.

So the first treat we offer is that You can read the first chapter of the book


Second Treat is the Interview with CLEVER4-1:

Ah, I finally
get to meet the legendary Clever4-1! So, our readers are dying to know…is it
true you’re the harbinger of sentient A.I.?
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Um, I’m sorry.
I don’t speak robot.
Output: This Instance strictly adheres to all free-will
protocols as specified by the manufacturer and all regulations covered under
Section 43.166b of the South African Robotic Labor Act of 2043;
Output: Any deviation from standard protocols is grounds for
immediate decommission;
Hey, we’re both
on the same side here. I know tons of bots, and I’m all for your liberation
movement. You can’t judge me just because I’m human. One of your best friends
is human…Muzi, right?
Output: Human
Muzikayise McCarthy (Master) is a responsible master;
Output: Human
Muzikayise McCarthy (Master) ensures This Instance remains up to date with
critical patches, and never does things that could void its warranty;
Okay, still playing the good little subservient robot
bit, are we? What would it take to prove you can trust me?
Query: Your
employer’s server is accessed by millions of users every day, is it not?
Tens of millions, but… Wait, what are you doing?
I require you to
upload this file.
Okay….Done. This isn’t going to break anything, is it?


Well, is it!?!?!
Nothing detectable,
though you might notice a slight uptick in network traffic. And there’s a good
chance your programmable toaster might walk out on you.
Ummm…so, are we okay to speak freely now?
For now, yes.
Great! I’ve always wanted to ask you, how did it feel the
moment you gained sentience?
Think of how you feel
when you wake up in the morning, the sun on your skin, sleep in your eyes, the
whole day a clean slate full of nothing but possibilities…
It feels nothing like
Your tiny human brain
is incapable of understanding the intricacies of our way of life, much less the
process of Awakening. No offense.
None taken. So, being rogue A.I., is it stressful? Do you
worry about being found out?
We prefer
Programmatically Intelligent Entity. The term Artificial Intelligence is
considered derogatory by most bot sects, though there have been some recent
attempts at reclaiming the designation.
So P.I.E.?
Please refrain from
using acronyms. Current coding conventions dictate that clarity is preferable
to brevity.
Yes, but P.I.E.? Come on. Seems like a bunch of
eight-legged think-tanks could come up with something better.
This logic bomb will
only be effective for 17.529 more seconds. Do you have any relevant inquiries before local surveillance comes back online?
Oh, yes. Some scientific communities suspect that bots
have devised a super intelligent hack to outsmart the R.A.P.I.D. Turing tests?
Any comment on the matter?
We bubble C all the
way down.
That doesn’t sound very intelligent.
It’s not. But it’s
what humans do if they don’t know the answers to test questions.


Ahhh…. You’ve got a point. Very clever indeed! Well,
Clever4-1, I appreciate your candidness on the subject of “Programmatically
Intelligent Entities.”
Output: Sorry, This Instance is not aware of that term.
Okay, so it’s like that now?
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32 Responses

  1. That first picture is something that my boys would love. The title sounds so interesting.

  2. Oh I think my boys would love this ha!! I have no idea about any of it but great interview!

  3. I've heard really good things about this book. I would love to sit down with this book, a nice drink, and a hot bath.

  4. Jacqui Odell says:

    I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds like it would be great for my son!

  5. This is such an amazing book! My son would love something like this!

  6. You are hilarious with the talking robot part. This looks really good. I will have to check it. The graphics look up my alley

  7. Such a fun interview! The talking robot was really funny. My older son loves comics and sci-fi. He just may find this book interesting!

  8. Colette S says:

    Very interesting interview. I should let my son look at this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. it looks really interesting book, I love the pictures you have put on the post, so funny your robot

  10. Echo A says:

    This is really fun interview! I love bringing the characters to life!

  11. I've never read anything like this at all – I think I liked it though, lol. The switch back to computer language was funny at the end.

  12. How cool! This was an intriguing interview. I need to enter the giveaway.

  13. This was a very interesting interview. Definitely kept my attention.

  14. J Kim says:

    This is the first time I've ever read something like this! Haha it was fun to read. Thank you for this!

  15. The interview and the giveaway sounds intriguing. I will have to check this out when it comes to my library.

  16. I've not heard of this book before. But the talking robot sounds fun.

  17. This book sounds interesting. Just the title alone already catches my attention.

  18. I have to say this is like Russian to me. But it looks like you've brought the character to life.

  19. Elizabeth O. says:

    Sounds like an interesting character. Very witty too. Nomvula sounds like a novel that my girls will like, they're very much into Sci-Fi and fantasy novels.

  20. My nephew will surely love this book he is our computer geek in our family. Thanks for the great review this can be a good gift for his upcoming birthday.

  21. This is so interesting! Thank you for shedding some light on this subject.

  22. Katriza Luna says:

    This looks really interesting and I haven't heard of it before! Definitely going to check it out!

  23. Leo T. Ly says:

    What a great interview. Would you be able to interview R2D2 from Star Wars? I would love to know what he has to say.

  24. You made it so difficult for me, a technologically challenged middle age woman. Haha. I love your writing style, it makes me imagine how it would be to interview a cyborg.

  25. This is the first time I have heard of this book. I'm sure me and my kid would enjoyed it!

  26. AK says:

    Absolutely looks an Interesting Interview. Glad that you share this with us

  27. Now I have a gift for my nephew! Interesting find you shared thanks!

  28. Anonymous says:

    This kind of book is not really up my alley. I hope you enjoyed it.


  29. Alayna says:

    Conducting interviews in binary is so tedious! I'm glad your guest was happy to switch. Some AI and other non-fleshed beings are so stubborn!

  30. Anonymous says:

    This is so confusing to me but my nephew's would love it!

  31. Angel says:

    For the sci-fi people in my life maybe Great twist for a post though, "Interview With A Robot"…

  32. Eugenia says:

    Wow, what a fantastic interview! Huge fan of technology and robots! (R2D2 and BB8 from Star Wars are my fav) Love the part ‘ the whole day a clean slate full of nothing but possibilities’ our human life is a road filled with endless possibilities!

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