THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FRANKIE:

“Jokes are the hardest part.”

“Is trying to learn a lot the same as learning a lot?”

“If not Plan A, then Plan B.” 

“Why would a person be rude?“

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ELON MUSK:


"In a few years, that bot will move so fast you'll need a strobe light to see it."


“ The global arms race for AI will cause World War III."


"AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization."


“Intelligent AI would become everlasting authoritarians from which the world could never escape.”


“In five years AI will be smarter than we are. I don't know what to do about this.”


PRICE’S THREE RULES

 FOR 

UNDERSTANDING ROBOTS



LAW I:  MOST THINGS THAT ARE EASY FOR ROBOTS ARE HARD FOR US. CONVERSELY, THINGS EASY FOR US ARE HARD FOR ROBOTS.


LAW II:  FOR A ROBOT TO FUNCTION IN THE WORLD AS WELL AS WE DO, IT HAS TO KNOW AS MUCH ABOUT THE WORLD AS WE DO.


LAW III:  A REALLY HUMAN-LIKE ROBOT IS NOT ONE THING THAT ONE GENIUS WILL ONE DAY INVENT. A ROBOT IS A THOUSAND SUB-SYSTEMS THAT WILL BE CREATED ONE BY ONE OVER MANY YEARS.


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WELCOME  TO

FRANKIE.ZONE

Cover of "Frankie"

Frankie is designed to have intelligent conversation with humans. No other skills. Harmless. Chaos ensues. 


—THE STORY—

Raymond Mason, AI genius, rarely brings his work home. Then late one afternoon he brings his latest, most human-like creation. Raymond knows his wife will be charmed. No way!

Julia Mason feels competitive and threatened. For one thing, Raymond touches Frankie in a romantic way.

Julie is hostile and drinks too much. She passes out as Professor Mason runs upstairs to find a gun. An hour later Julia wakes up to find her husband dead and Frankie gone. Julia, semi-hysterical, races into the night to find a missing masterpiece.

Simon, a grad school drug dealer, falls in love with Frankie. He realizes he can build a cult around this spiritually evolved woman. First, he has to hide her.

For different reasons, many people search frantically for Frankie. Meanwhile, more unexplained deaths are reported. Panic sweeps the state of New Jersey. Some experts think that humanity is dealing with an alien invasion.

Frankie is a look into the future of AI. The smarter the robots, the more likely that strange, unanticipated things will happen.


A Unique Mystery?

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME SCENE


* Many people are dying in a university town.


* A robot has escaped but it is mild-mannered and 

does not want to hurt anyone.


* The medical people can't figure out a cause of death; 

this almost never happens.


* Many people love the robot.

Frankie by Bruce Deitrick Price

A Unique Mystery


Mixed media: Literary. 

Suspense. Sci-fi. Speculative. 

Thriller. Romance. 


Audience: general readers over 16.

No sex, little violence, few obscenities.


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Frankie by Bruce Deitrick Price


Bruce Deitrick Price is a novelist, poet, artist, and education reformer.


He wrote his first article about robots around 1990. He was curious about how machines and people would interact in the future. This long-time interest evolved into Frankie.


An honors graduate of Princeton in English Literature, Price served two years in the Army and then moved to Manhattan to be a writer and art director.


Price is the author of the erotic thriller Too Easy (in print from Simon and Schuster). It was hailed by Kinky Friedman as "the unwed mother of all page turners" and translated into German, French, and Dutch. Price also wrote the experimental novel American Dreams.


He has more than 500 education articles on the Internet. His book Saving K-12 is  a citizen’s guide to improving the schools.


Price expects to publish Silly and Serious, a book of poems for children, in 2023.