Tom Kane's Blog

A word can change a mind. A sentence can change a life. A book can change the world

If you’re a fan of Douglas Adams’ book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy then you’re in good company. Millions of Sci-Fi fans the world over, and I mean millions as it’s sold over 15 million copies, have read the book, heard the radio show, watched the TV show, watched the movie, re-read the book […]

I’m writing a science fiction short called The Dog Walker and as an intro I have my dog walker, a robot named RB43, retrieve a small dog lead from a cupboard where the dog’s food and stuff are all kept. As the story progresses we are introduced to two characters, RB43 and Prince, a golden […]

We’ve heard a lot about AI (Artificial Intelligence) in recent years and how it will change our lives. There are some who feel AI could lead to the destruction of the human race, like something out of Hollywood’s Terminator films. That, to my mind, is a little over the top, but AI, robots and automation […]

“I regret to inform you that we can’t repair it, nor can we replace it. Company policy on signed for goods,” the supercilious AI said in it’s smooth, matter-of-fact, voice. “But it was broken…” I began to protest, then came the tell-tale click of a disconnected line. “Waste of time,” I muttered. My broken robot, […]