Ivor W. Hartmann, Zimbabwean writer, editor, publisher, visual artist, and author of Mr. Goop (Vivlia, 2010). Nominated for the UMA Award (‘Earth Rise’, 2009), awarded The Golden Baobab Prize (‘Mr. Goop’, 2009), and finalist for The Yvonne Vera Award (‘A Mouse amongst Men’, 2011). His writing has appeared in African Writing Magazine, Wordsetc, Munyori Literary Journal, Something Wicked, The Apex Book of World SF V2, Litro, and other publications. He runs the StoryTime micro-press, publisher of the African Roar annual anthologies and AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers anthology, and is on the advisory board of Writers International Network Zimbabwe.

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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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