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On this month’s episode of Future Tense Fiction, host Maddie Stone talks to Janelle Shane about her brief story “The Skeleton Crew.”
The Home of A.I. is a next-level haunted home: In it, a collection of superior A.I.s learn guests’ facial expressions to generate completely tailor-made scares. Or not less than, that’s what the advertising and marketing supplies need you to imagine. It seems, the home is definitely operated by a bunch of underpaid gig employees, tasked with posing as spooky A.I.s as they information guests by the mansion. When two gunmen sneak into the home in quest of a well-known rock artist who’s there visiting, issues go south shortly—and everybody finally ends up actually grateful for the people behind the home’s spooky machines.
After the story, Maddie and Janelle focus on why the human employees behind A.I. are so usually invisibilized—and why you ought to be suspicious when an organization oversells its tech.
Friends: Janelle Shane is a analysis scientist. She writes about A.I. on her weblog, aiweirdness.com, and he or she’s additionally the writer of You Look Like a Factor and I Love You.
Story learn by Kat Bohn
Podcast manufacturing by Tiara Darnell
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