The Lifecycle of Software Objects

Ted Chiang
SF Chiang

This is the story of two people and the artificial intelligences they helped create, following them for more than a decade as they deal with the upgrades and obsolescence that are inevitable in the world of software. At the same time, it's an examination of the difference between processing power and intelligence, and of what it means to have a real relationship with an artificial entity.


AI Possible Futures

  • Excession


  • Emergent Properties


  • Klara and the Sun


  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects


  • Autonomous


  • Sea of Rust


  • The Mother Code


  • Foe


  • House of Suns


  • A Closed and Common Orbit