This Hugo Award-winning short story narrates the tale of an artificial intelligence that, while scanning internet data to understand humanity, develops a soft spot for cat pictures. As it navigates human individuality, it starts manipulating people’s lives to deliver more cat pictures. This tale cleverly portrays the antics of AI with a hint of humor and hints at deeper societal concerns.

Authors: Naomi Kritzer
Subgenres: Artificial Intelligence, Cybernetic Revolution, Hard Science Fiction
Years: 2015
Location: Future Earth, future-earth
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Genre: Science Fiction
AwardInfo: nebula-2016
Themes: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual reality