A review and a link to other reviews of Exegesis by Astro Teller. Teller, a year-old Ph.D. student specializing in artificial intelligence, is the grandson of nuclear physicist Edward Teller, commonly known as the father of the. Exegesis is a novel written in the form of email messages between its two major protagonists, Alice Lu and EDGAR. However, Astro Teller’s.

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Exegesis by Astro Teller

And if so, does it matter? While he was a graduate student, Astro wrote a critically acclaimed and commercially successful science fiction no Dr. Spy of the First Person. The story is a long email exchange between a researcher and a data analysis agent ezegesis has developed.

I appreciate both that she was wr It’s surprisingly difficult to pin down what I think of this book.

Do you think, for example, that the divorce rate in the United States is rising? Additionally, he completed degrees in computer science as well as symbolic and heuristic computation from Stanford University.

He has also cofounded many businesses and programs geared toward developing computer science, such as Cerebellum Capital, Inc. Additionally, he completed degrees in computer science as well as symbolic and heuristic computation from Stanford University.


Recommended for AI fans everywhere.

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Nov 04, Diah Didi rated it liked it Shelves: The Travelling Cat Chronicles. In particular, Edgar can only get, process, and respond to symbols in the machine e. The shame of it is that Mr.

The uncomfortable truth that most of us now living will need to deal with before we die is: The irony of Who is More Alive: Artificial Intelligence is in the second category, not the first. There is lots of potential here, but little of it is realized.

Exegesis – Astro Teller

I mildly brushed over email subjects and writing style to see if I could detect any distinct markers from the author to understand if, and then when, Edgar and Alice’s correspondence had been compromised before Edgar’s ‘death,’ and did not find any. It’s very interesting how in the book they compare a computer to humans and how computers can never become equivalent to people.

In it we see Edgar, a blameless creature despite what the xenophobes feel, and a scientist who was right to create the creature and only wrong in telper she shepherded her creation. Do you believe in resurrection, Alice?

That being said, the novel is not meant to be scientifically or socially prophetic. A quick, easy read, it is written almost entirely as an exchange of e-mails between the computer and Alice. The complete review ‘s Review:. The April 3rd Incident. Want to Read saving…. Teller holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Stanford UniversityMasters of Science in symbolic computation symbolic and heuristic computationalso from Stanford University, and a PhD in artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon Universitywhere he was a recipient teloer a Hertz fellowship.


Edgar is searching through the web and secret government files to figure out what people are and how he can become one. Stanford University Carnegie Mellon University. Jan 25, Miri rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 30, Susan rated it it was ok. Nonetheless, kudos to Teller on a quality Write for his first novel. Anyway she falls in love with Edgar like you do?

Teller was born in CambridgeEngland and raised in Evanston, Illinois. Astro and Danielle Teller know better than most that finding the right partner in life does asyro always happen the first time around.

Hello Hello, Alice. The first kind of scientific goal is difficult to achieve because achieving it would contradict a law of physics.