david brins scifi book kiln people presents interesting AI beefup jutsus :

no spoiler book review :

what I liked about this book is that it tries to answer "what is death"
showing the difference between dead and alive is the same as the dif between
you now and you a moment ago, that I am a replika of me a moment ago, we are not alive
nor dead therefore.

to accomplish this he uses kiln people, or clay bunshin jutsu tech scifi.
a based book overall.


logic : the AI can predict if something should be alive or not using logic

death mode: risks not counted when sensing probable death such as short life span.

homolougous imprinting - similar to a git merge : an AI branches in to 2 replica entities,
next after x amount of time the branched entity is compeled to merch its new experiences
and knowledge with the master AI.

nonhomolougous imprinting - done between AIs with a different skillset : an AIbot is branched
into a catbot AI with nightvision ability and meowing skills. imprinting will include only
common skillset data


this book uses rare words so I've also added a vocabulary useful before you read it :

oblong - an object or flat figure in an elongated rectangle or oval shape
miffed - put into an irritable mood, especially by an offending incident

escarpment - a long, steep slope,
especially one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights.

aficionado - a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime

pugnacity - a natural disposition to be aggressive or belligerent

blithe - showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper

bray - the loud, harsh cry of a donkey or mule

dodecahedron - a three-dimensional shape having twelve plane faces, in particular
a regular solid figure with twelve equal pentagonal faces

aplomb - self-confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation

guffaw - augh in a loud or boisterous way.

cetacean - a marine mammal of the order Cetacea ; a whale, dolphin, or porpoise

chador - a large piece of cloth that is wrapped around the head and upper body leaving only the face exposed

harbinger - a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
"witch hazels are the harbingers of spring"

Terse - using few words

starkness - the quality of being empty, simple, or clear, especially without decoration

expound - present and explain (a theory or idea) systematically and in detail.
"he was expounding a powerful argument"

cantankerous - bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.

cuneiform - denoting or relating to the wedge-shaped characters used in the ancient writing systems

kibitz - To give unsolicited or unwanted advice

buxom - (of a woman) plump, especially with large breasts.

sashay - walk in an ostentatious yet casual manner, typically with exaggerated movements of the hips and shoulders

mooring - a place where a boat or ship is moored.
"the boat had been at its usual moorings immediately prior to the storm"

sanguin - optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

precipice - a very steep rock face or cliff, especially a tall one

abate - (of something perceived as hostile, threatening, or negative) become less intense or widespread.
"the storm suddenly abated"

appellation - a name or title

plodding - to proceed in a tediously slow manner: The play just plodded along in the second act

arduous - involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
"an arduous journey"

ornate - made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns

preen - (of a bird) straighten and clean its feathers with its beak.

arid - (of land or a climate) having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation

sardonic - grimly mocking or cynical.

dilapidated - (of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.

austire - severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance.

boon -
a thing that is helpful or beneficial.
"the navigation system will be a boon to both civilian and military users"

sere - (especially of vegetation) dry or withered.

quip - a witty remark.

skulduggery - underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; trickery.

bane - a cause of great distress or annoyance.

mired - to be involved in a difficult situation, especially for a long period of time

kludge - a workaround or quick-and-dirty solution that is clumsy, inelegant,
inefficient, difficult to extend and hard to maintain

reify - make (something abstract) more concrete or real.

termagant - a harsh-tempered or overbearing woman.

wince - give a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of or in anticipation of pain or distress.

heft - lift or carry (something heavy).

dormer window - a window that projects vertically from a sloping roof.

pelagic - of, relating to, or living or occurring in the open sea

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