Ivor W. Hartmann is a Zimbabwean writer, editor, publisher, and visual artist. Awarded The Golden Baobab Prize (2009), finalist for the Yvonne Vera Award (2011), selected for The 20 in Twenty: The Best Short Stories of South Africa’s Democracy (2014), awarded third in the Jalada Prize for Literature (2015), and Nommo Awards nomination (2017). His works have appeared in many publications. He runs the StoryTime micro-press, publisher of the African Roar and AfroSF series of anthologies. He is a founding member of the African Speculative Fiction Society, and on the advisory board of Writers International Network Zimbabwe.

03 July 2011

Update: Something Wicked#11 essay

Something Wicked#11 now out and I have an essay In Pursuit of True AI in this issue: "In today's modern society, Artificial Intelligences are nearly all-pervasive. The odds are that you personally interact daily with some form of AI, be is a call centre program, automatic car transmission, video game, Google search, email spam filter, or a computer of any type - are pretty high. However the realisation of a true AI, in terms of matching, and exceeding human intelligence and characteristics such as emotion, creativity, and social intelligence, etc., would seem as far away as we are to living on another planet..." Read More.

 
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