CHARGE (What is the author trying to say?): To explore whether science can created the perfect wife.
FACTS: Is artificial intelligence the wave of the future? Tim Scott is the genius behind Scott Robotics, where his vision is “a society where autonomous intelligent bots are as commonplace as computers are now.” Can we imagine cheating death by transferring our “soul” to a robot – thereby attaining immortality? “Living forever will become as simple as making an upload” For what purpose would the perfect wife be created? As a companion – or possibly for something more sinister? To replace a wife who’s gone missing – or to find the missing wife? Throw in an autistic child and you’ve got an engrossing psycho-thriller. The very realistic scenes of autistic behavior come from the author’s own experience with an autistic son. Who did it – and what exactly did they do?
VERDICT (Was the author successful?): Guilty, as charged. Eerie look at the risks and rewards of artificial intelligence.