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Troofriend by Kirsty Applebaum

TrooFriend

Kirsty Applebaum

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Nosy Crow Ltd
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Publication date: 2 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781788003476

Imagine having the perfect friend, one who never steals, lies or bullies. Now you can, with the TrooFriend 560, the latest in artificial intelligence! What can go wrong with a robot buddy? Especially one that's developing human characteristics and feelings, and who has just run away with her human?

4 stars out of 5

"a heartfelt, compelling sci-fi story"

Kirsty Applebaum’s TrooFriend (Nosy Crow) is an agreeably sinister account of artificial intelligence, sentience and corporate obfuscation. The TrooFriend 560 will never lie, steal or bully – what parent wouldn’t want one for their child? But when Sarah is given the TrooFriend she calls Ivy, she soon discovers that human-like responses lead to human-like emotions. What happens when an android learns to feel? Told from Ivy’s perspective, Applebaum’s second novel is a heartfelt, compelling sci-fi story.

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