2020-02-01 08:07:11 UTC
In the transformation series by Asher there are multiple protagonists. But the story centers around Penny Royal, a rogue AI. I am on the second book in the series, so I am not sure how the story ends.
The AI has technical skills which no one possesses. Earlier it had killed indiscriminately, but now is seeking redemption. It is working with humans and the alien Pradors, to ensure peace.
While the story is interesting due to several factors: space travel, exotic weaponry, motivations of revenge and redemption - unfortunately it doesn't delve too deeply into the AI's innner workings.
Which SF novels have the most detailed and complex AIs? And what drives them. Do they primarily have human programmed goals, or have they modified themselves and and also focus on achieving their own objectives?
"Life is amoral"