Martin Spano is the author of Artificial Intelligence in a Nutshell, a book that explores the mystified subject of artificial intelligence (AI) with simple, non-technical language. Spano’s passion for AI began after he watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, but he insists this ever-changing technology is not just the subject for sci-fi novels and movies; artificial intelligence is present in our everyday lives.
The Story of Mr. RossumChildren and machines think a lot alike Read more
Mr. Rossum was a genial yet slightly wicked scientist. He traveled the world and studied marine biology. During his research on the subject, he discovered a substance similar to protoplasm, an elemental component of living organisms. Together with his nephew, they found out how to create living beings using this substance. Entrepreneurs later formed a company called Rossum's Universal Robots from their scientific heritage. It produces artificial humans called "robots" in large quantities. They become widespread in the world and do all the hard labour previously done by humans. However, robots revolt and kill humans.