Artificial Intelligence seems to be knocking at the front door. While prominent scientists like Stephen Hawking have warned that Artificial Intelligence could spell the end of the human race, that might already be optimistic. Intelligent agents like Watson, Siri and their siblings are here today and evolving fast.
The booklet contains 4 short stories of how these technologies might be used already today or in the very near future: In "Why Dr. Gonzalez had to kill the President" the leader of a research team has to decide whether to be loyal to his country or his President. You might guess the answer to that. In "Campaign Advisor" voters are influenced via the manipulation of social media, while in "Puppet Master" intelligent agents are used to advice for optimal impact on an audience. "Cyborg" finally is looking at artificial intelligence from a slightly different angle, that of a brain prosthesis.
Current events, namely the US election 2016 with the highly polarizing Mr. Trump provide a background of irrationality, power struggle and manipulation where artificial intelligence plays its role.