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The singularity race, Mark De Castrique

Label
The singularity race
Title
The singularity race
Statement of responsibility
Mark De Castrique
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Singularity-the looming point of no return when Artificial Intelligence surpasses human cognitive abilities, with consequences no one can foresee, and only a handful of people understand.Rusty Mullins, ex-Secret Service, has never heard of the Singularity. He only knows that after the deadly challenges of his last job for security firm Prime Protection, he swore he'd stop risking his life on assignments. Then his good friend Ted Lewison, head of Prime Protection, asks him back for a routine mission guarding Chinese scientist Dr. Lisa Li and her seven-year-old nephew, Peter, and Mullins agrees.The conference on AI bringing Dr. Li to Washington, DC, is barely under way when a team of assassins storms the room. The carnage is great but Mullins saves Dr. Li and Peter while the attackers kill the two other AI experts, along with Lewison. His widow begs Mullins to uncover the power behind the group claiming credit for the assassinations. Is "Double H" homegrown, or part of a larger international conspiracy? Enter eccentric tech billionaire Robert Brentwood who requests Mullins continue to guard Dr. Li and Peter. Brentwood seeks the Singularity and believes Dr. Li holds the key. Mullins agrees in exchange for running his investigation through Brentwood's extraordinary computer resources. The quest leads him on an unexpected path from Naval Intelligence and the Oval Office to a secret research lab in the North Carolina mountains. No one can be trusted-the race for the Singularity is a global winner-takes-all contest.Yet, terrifyingly, a machine with capacity exceeding human intelligence can outstrip all controls while possessing no moral or ethical brakes. As the AI stakeholders go all out, Mullins must face his own singularity-the point of no return-when not just he but his family and Dr. Li's will become casualties in what amounts to war
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Castrique, Mark
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.E124
LC item number
S55 2016
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Secret service
Target audience
adult
Label
The singularity race, Mark De Castrique
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781464205972
Lccn
2016935342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2717035
  • (OCoLC)933521520
  • (OCoLC)ocn933521520
  • 2694680
  • 2717035
Label
The singularity race, Mark De Castrique
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781464205972
Lccn
2016935342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2717035
  • (OCoLC)933521520
  • (OCoLC)ocn933521520
  • 2694680
  • 2717035

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