THE END HAS COME Author Interview: Ken Liu, Author of “The Gods Have Not Died in Vain”

Ken Liu, author of “The Gods Have Not Died in Vain” discusses the background of his story in this exclusive interview featured on A Dribble of Ink:

I understand that you love researching for your stories. Can you tell us about any research you might have undertaken for this one.

One of the persistent themes in my science fiction is dealing with the social and economic challenges of artificial intelligence. Even without fully self-aware AI, increased automation threatens the employment prospects of many workers, including those in the service industry and “white-collar” office jobs that are traditionally understood as being relatively free from such threats. For this story, I did more reading about the field, especially companies like Narrative Science that are trying to use automation to perform some tasks that are usually thought of as the domain of “knowledge workers.”

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