By Douglas Preston
NASA is construction a probe to be splashed down within the Kraken Mare, the biggest sea on Saturn's nice moon, Titan. it's essentially the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial lifestyles within the sun approach, however the floor is unpredictable and unsafe, requiring the probe to comprise man made intelligence software program. To this finish, Melissa Shepherd, an excellent programmer, has built "Dorothy," a robust, self-modifying AI whose real strength is either innovative and terrifying. whilst miscalculations result in a disaster in the course of trying out, Dorothy flees into the internet.
Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to trace down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd look for Dorothy, they become aware of that her terrible stories within the desert of the web have replaced her in methods they could slightly think. And they're no longer the single ones searching for the wayward software program: the AI is additionally being pursued by means of a couple of Wall highway investors, who are looking to seize her code and switch her right into a high-speed buying and selling bot.Traumatized, indignant, and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy has a rare revelation—and devises a plan. because the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a abandoned condominium at the coast of Northern California, Ford needs to face the final word query: is rescuing Dorothy the ideal factor? Is the AI bent on saving the world... or on wiping out the melanoma that's humankind?