Hyperbola (under development)

Hyperbola (under development)

I’m working on a draft of Hyperbola, a novel set in the present moment, when the existential threat of moving too fast, of developing technology without a clear understanding of its consequences, could be catastrophic.

Silicon Valley superstar Sam Lisky has sold another company and longs for a real challenge, one flashier and even more his other billionaire tech-bros pursue. No space flight for him; instead he makes the decision to do whatever it takes to create a Human Level Machine Intelligence, an AI that has all the cognitive capabilities of a person. But, as one of his fellow tech leaders warned, creating artificial intelligence is “summoning the demon.”

When an idealistic AI researcher joins the project and is appalled by the existential risk should project grow into an Artificial Superintelligence, an entity literally beyond our comprehension and control, his confession to a journalist begins a race against U.S. intelligence trying to keep it under wraps, the Department of Defense who is desperate for the research, the Chinese Military who are pushing to get there first, and every human who now fears what succeeds the human race.