Koch: Adam

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Adam by Gregory Koch

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2402: Somewhere in Canada

This day, September 28th, 2402, would go down in history as one of the best for humanity, thought NanoLabs engineer Jacob Preston as he prepared for the press conference. After 23 years of hard work, NanoLabs had finally created an artificial intelligence that could surpass humans in terms of mind power.

Before Jacob took the stand, NL’s president, a sixty-something Canadian by the name of Matthew Harrison gave a short introduction.

“As you all know by now, NanoLabs has been searching for years to create an artificial intelligence who can equal or surpass the intelligence level of human beings. After much effort, I am glad to introduce Jacob Preston, who will explain the results.”

Jacob walked up to the podium, trying to conceal his nervousness. He, out of all the engineers on the project, had been selected by lot to give the speech today. He had never been a great public speaker growing up in California. However, today was the day he would show mankind that a greater intelligence could be created.

“It gives me great pleasure to speak about our A.I. creation,” Jacob began.

“We here at NanoLabs wanted to choose a name for the prototype, and by vote, we picked Adam.”

A female reporter in the back raised her hand and spoke with an Australian accent.

“Why was the name ‘Adam’ chosen?” she asked.

“We here at NanoLabs felt that just as the Biblical Adam was the first being in the history of mankind, so too should Adam be the name of the first artificial mind capable of emulating humans,” Jacob continued.

“Adam lives inside a computer here at NanoLab headquarters,” Jacob went on.

“Right now, it is the only model, but we hope that in the future we can create multiple copies of Adam, and possibly deliver them to individuals on a consumer level.”

“Now I know you are all wondering what Adam can do,” Jacob remarked.

“Right now, Adam is only capable of answering questions. But, when implemented on a large scale basis, with multiple computers in an area, they will be able to communicate with each other to perform such tasks as cleaning, cooking, and even interacting with other humans as normal people would.”

“It can also connect to the vast Internet, to look up any knowledge it does not already have in its database, and in the future, with other Adams in existence, these computers will be able to pool their knowledge, thus increasing intelligence further.”

“Any additional comments should be directed at press secretary Vladimir Kuchinsky,” Jacob added, and with that, concluded the conference.


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About the Author

Gregory Koch

Gregory Koch is an alumnus of the University of Connecticut currently living in Poughkeepsie, New York. He previously wrote commentary for his campus newspaper, The Daily Campus, but “Adam,” published by PulpCorner, is his first work of fiction.

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“Adam

Adam

This day, September 28th, 2402, would go down in history as one of the best for humanity, thought NanoLabs engineer Jacob Preston as he prepared for the press conference. After 23 years of hard work, NanoLabs had finally created an artificial intelligence that could surpass humans in terms of mind power.

Before Jacob took the stand, NL’s president, a sixty-something Canadian by the name of Matthew Harrison gave a short introduction.

“As you all know by now, NanoLabs has been searching for years to create an artificial intelligence who can equal or surpass the intelligence level of human beings. After much effort, I am glad to introduce Jacob Preston, who will explain the results.”

Jacob walked up to the podium, trying to conceal his nervousness. He, out of all the engineers on the project, had been selected by lot to give the speech today. He had never been a great public speaker growing up in California. However, today was the day he would show mankind that a greater intelligence could be created.

“It gives me great pleasure to speak about our A.I. creation,” Jacob began.

“We here at NanoLabs wanted to choose a name for the prototype, and by vote, we picked Adam.”

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