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"A clever commentary lilt on the ways technology connects us to the world"

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  • Publisher: ‎ Paula Hidalgo Sanchis (7 Sept. 2023)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 238 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 989353092X
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-9893530924
  • Genre: AI and Genetic Engineering Fiction

The BookViral Review:

Teaching Machines How To Cry makes for a strong debut novel for Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis with a clever commentary lilt on the ways technology connects us to the world, but can also isolate us from the warmth of human contact.

It’s fair to say that the majority of AI novels tend towards robotic stereotypes but Hidalgo-Sanchis has imagined a future that goes beyond this by creating an “AI prototype” in M that’s not hamstrung by either a militarized or violent persona and allows her to pose some intriguing questions about artificial intelligence, the soul and relationships of the future.

Teaching Machines How To Cry will beguile some readers and perplex others. Its vision isn’t too capacious or its narrative route too extended whilst the shift in tone as we move between past and present accentuates Alba’s profound sense of loss without becoming overly saccharine.

The highlight of Teaching Machines How To Cry by far is the relaxed, easy chemistry between Alba and M. Through them Hidalgo-Sanchis asks us to believe in an unconventional friendship, but as momentum builds she also disarms us with the realisation that her science fiction scenario may not be too far away from our present reality.

On this level Teaching Machines How To Cry is true to the spirit of AI as an enabler for humankind without sinking into a cornball drone of greeting-card sentiment. It’s an inquisitive novel that’s warm and sweet but utterly serious whilst touching on that eternal dilemma shared by both man and AI: the struggle to know one’s true self.

A splendid debut that sets the bar for future releases from Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis  Teaching Machines How To Cry is particularly recommended to those with an interest in the evolution of AI and fiction that focuses on People with Disabilities.

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