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Sunday, May 17 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Scribere Ex Machina: Writing A.I. In Genre Fiction

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Conscious machines have been in fiction since at least 1872, with Samuel Butler's Erewhon. Join us for a discussion of the benefits and challenges of writing A.I. characters. How can you use them effectively in your storytelling, and what pitfalls do you want to avoid?

Moderators
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Kurt Pankau

Kurt Pankau is a computer engineer in St. Louis. He has a weakness for board games, dad-jokes, and stories about time travel. His fiction has appeared in various and sundry places around the web, including Nature Magazine, Escape Pod, and Daily Science Fiction. He blogs at kurtpankau.com... Read More →

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William Ledbetter

Writer
William Ledbetter is a Nebula Award winning author with more than seventy speculative fiction stories and non-fiction articles published in five languages, in markets such as Asimov\'s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Escape Pod, Baen.com, the SFWA blog, and Ad Astra. He lives... Read More →
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N. R. M. Roshak

N. R. M. Roshak writes all manner of things, including (but not limited to) short fiction, kidlit, and non-fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, On Spec, Daily Science Fiction, Future Science Fiction Digest, and elsewhere. She studied philosophy and mathematics... Read More →
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Martha Wells

Martha Wells writes SF/F, including The Murderbot Diaries and The Books of the Raksura series. She has won a Nebula Award, two Hugo Awards, two Locus Awards, and her work has appeared on the Philip K. Dick Award ballot, the USA Today and the New York Times Bestseller Lists.
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Laurence Brothers

Laurence Raphael Brothers is a writer and technologist with 5 patents and a background in AI and Internet R&D. He has published around 30 short stories in magazines such as Nature, PodCastle, the New Haven Review, and Galaxy\\\'s Edge. His WWI-era fantasy novel \\\"Twilight Patrol... Read More →


Sunday May 17, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Porthos Stream

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