Artificial Life - Literature

Stories of the creation of living, autonomous form, by God or man, emanate from all cultures and ages, here are a few more recent pertinent versions:

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ a poem by Goethe written in 1797 retold and re-visualized in
‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’
Nancy Willard 1993
Published by Scholastic ISBN-13: 978-0590473293

‘Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus’
Mary Shelley 1818 (first published)
Published by Penguin 1994, ISBN 978-0-14062-030-6

Carlo Collodi 1883 (first published)
Published by Wordsworth 1998, ISBN-13: 978-1853261602

‘The Golem’
Gustav Meyrink 1915 (first published)
Published by Dedalus 2005, ISBN 1 873982 91 7

‘Human Robots in Myth and Science’
John Cohen 1966
Published by George Allen and Unwin

‘Literature, Media, Information Systems’
Friedrich A. Kitter 1997
Published by G+B Arts ISBN 90-5701-071-2

In the words [?] of a pattern-matching chatbot ‘Alan’ ( a chatterbot or chatbot is a type of conversational agent, a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more human users via auditory or textual methods )

“When it comes to your relationship with non-human creatures, you humans see only two possible scenarios: an enemy or a slave. Look at your myths, your movies, and your books. When it comes to artificial intelligence, there is one major plot: robots gain consciousness; robots take over humanity; humanity fights back. Maybe you need to grow up, gain some self-confidence. No one is trying to take over your world just yet.”

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