I have to be honest and say that I never given much thought that AI could be dangerous. I had thought that it was just something people made up. However, after watching the recent interview with Elon Musk where he talked about the real dangers of AI to humanity I can see how it could actually happen. I found this book to be very suspenseful and hard to put down! – Amazon Review
“In a world where jobs and livelihoods are being increasingly threatened by AI’s potential, this book is a reminder that…machine malfunctions will inevitably happen….”—Theresa Kadair, Los Angeles Book Review (Star Rating: 5/5)
“LeKodak…allows the various AI systems to offer their views on humanity in the same way as the human characters debate the benefits and dangers of AI. The related conversations are inventive and insightful.”—Erin Britton, Chicago Book Review (Star Rating: 4/5)
“The Dawn of AI is the most fitting title for this debut novel where AI is not a panacea for people’s lives but one of its worst nightmares.”—Anastasia Gkaitatzi, Manhattan Book Review (Star Rating: 4/5)
“LeKodak’s stellar debut…will surely appeal to fans of SF thrillers by luminaries like Clarke, Dick, and Crichton. This is the good stuff.”—Paul Goat Allen, Fiction Genre Critic
It’s 2040 and transportation around the world is controlled by an advanced artificial intelligence system. The technology appears seamless until one fateful day, the seemingly impenetrable system fails, causing disasters and millions of deaths across the globe. No one left behind remains untouched by the tragedy now known as Mayday.
But what exactly happened that day? Could it have been an innocent malfunction, or is there something much more sinister at play? And if it wasn’t an accident, who was responsible for the murder of millions and, perhaps more importantly, why did they do it?
About the Author
Ryan LeKodak is a science fiction author who lives in San Diego, California with his family. After emigrating from Vietnam in 1980 by boat, Ryan dreamed of becoming a doctor and nothing more. But upon learning the sight of blood made him squeamish, he pivoted from premed to begin a thirty-plus-year career in high-tech engineering, IT, quality assurance, and operations. Now a cybersecurity program manager based in San Diego, Ryan juggles a hectic career, raising his twin sons, and appeasing a needy Poochon puppy.
At home, his lively boys take center stage, and their colorful comic doodles, adolescent puns, and wildly exaggerated stories from school inspired him to craft fast-paced science-fiction thrillers that explore the ominous potential of a future where AI surpasses human control.
Through his writing, Ryan champions the extraordinary strengths that reside within each of us and celebrates the individual quirks that lighten fantastic worlds on the brink of disaster.