Citizenchip, by Wil Howitt, is a wonderfully witty look into life of a newborn AI and how she learns to interact with the slow, clumsy humans around her.
Citizenship follows the life of Sam, a young AI, who is assigned to help humans in a variety of ways. She’s a “teenager” of sorts – full of knowledge and not always sure how to apply it properly. Along the way Sam comes to care for these meat-creatures she’s tasked to take care of.
But the world is changing, and soon Sam finds herself torn between the humans she’s fond of and the AI community which wants to live a life of freedom. The revolution has arrived – and Sam’s caught in the whirlwind.
I love the dialogue in this book. It just shines. There are several scenes that make me laugh out loud. I also love the world that Wil has created. It feels authentic and fully developed.