When you write speculative fiction, you don’t really hope to see your predictions come true. But the case of my novel CyberKIll, some very eerie events have transpired that show CyberKill to be a precursor to the future.
Take this recent quote from an article by Roman Yampolskiy, a computer scientist at the University of Louisville in Kentucky as it applies to the angry, revenge driven artificial intelligence in my novel. He states that humanity must ‘jail’ dangerous AI to avoid our doom.
“It (an evil AI) can discover new attack pathways, launch sophisticated social-engineering attacks and re-use existing hardware components in unforeseen ways,” Yampolskiy said. “Such software is not limited to infecting computers and networks — it can also attack human psyches, bribe, blackmail and brainwash those who come in contact with it.”
If you know CyberKill, that’s a very apt description of the vengeful AI Dorian who runs havoc throughout the story — and perhaps a warning from professor Yampolskiy.