During the 2016 Presidential Election, a cyberattack into the email servers of the Democratic National Committee revealed crucial vulnerabilities of U.S. data security. American Intelligence Agencies believe that the source of this breach was from inside Moscow, likely ordered by the President of Russia himself. They are wrong. A data string hidden in a covert location in Eastern Europe reveals that the true location of this breach is a malevolent Artificial Intelligence System. In less than 48 hours this AI is planning a brute force data attack into NORAD, the primary missile defense system of the United States. The purpose: to gain control over the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Center.
Distinguished Computer Scientist Dr. Derrick Watters has experienced a tragedy that most people could not imagine. His heartbreak and suffering have driven him into isolation on a remote tropical island. In the process of trying to forget the past and escape his pain, an extraordinary event has taken place. As the writing of over 300 million lines of code is complete, the resulting artificial mind contains a neural network of 100 trillion synapses and a 10-millisecond response time. This new synthetic life-form possess all the world’s knowledge, and has unlimited intellectual capacity—exceeding the intelligence of the greatest minds on earth.
A.R.N.I.E. is the world’s first truly Sentient Artificial Intelligence. His ability to communicate and understand human feelings and emotions are virtually identical to those of a living being. The question is: Will he use his abilities to save mankind, or to destroy us all?
From The Prologue
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