Saransh works at a life insurance company, as part of the Special Projects Group (SPG). Their current project is top-secret: the development of an Artificial Intelligence system that will leave 552 branch-level employees redundant overnight. Because of site-specific customizations, however, the system needs to collect information from the company’s various branches. Thus, begins a cycle in which Saransh travels across the country, interviewing the very people that his machine will replace soon. Meanwhile, his conscientious ex-journalist girlfriend Jyoti repeatedly questions Saransh’s complicity in the impending destruction of hundreds of lives.
‘The Machine is Learning by an author who writes cautionary tales about society and its ails, you hope it might elucidate the intrinsic pitfalls of burgeoning AI’ - The Hindu
MRP: Rs. 499
Publisher: Pan Macmillan India