Read Run Program Online Free - What’s worse than a child with a magnifying glass, a garden full of ants, and a brilliant mind full of mischief?
Try Al, a well-meaning but impish artificial intelligence with the mind of a six-year-old and a penchant for tantrums. Hope Takeda, a lab assistant charged with educating and socializing Al, soon discovers that day care is a lot more difficult when your kid is an evolving and easily frightened A.I.
When Al manages to access the Internet and escape the lab days before his official unveiling, Hope and her team embark on a mission to contain him—before he causes any real trouble.
Soon the NSA is on Al’s back, the US Army is fighting a brigade of mass-produced robots, and a wannabe cyberterrorist is looking to silence Al permanently. After months spent “raising” Al, Hope knows she’s running out of time—and she’s not sure she’ll be able to protect him. Will she manage to control the unruly A.I. and quell a global crisis, or will Al outsmart them once and for all?
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July 09, 2017
I like Scott Meyer, even some of his non-wizard books, but this one just didn't do it for me.
The audiobook performance was very good though; Angela Dawe does some of the best male voices of any female narrator I've come across.
June 21, 2017
Oh, this book is delightful.
This is a ridiculous character drama wherein each character is exactly as imperfect and perfectly unlikeable as one could hope.
Ostensibly, this is a story about an AI that breaks out and starts causing havoc, but it's really a story of all the people caught up in it an...
July 30, 2017
Executive Summary: Another light, quick, and fun read from Scott Meyer. 3.5 Stars.
Audiobook: Angela Dawe was fine as a narrator, though nothing special. She spoke clearly at a good pace, but didn't really add much to the story itself. I think all of Scott Meyer other books have been narrated by L...
July 09, 2017
This was a very fun book. It didn't feel as original as Off To Be The Wizard to me mainly because I've read tons of AI gone rogue books, but it doesn't mean the story is not original. It is an original story even if you've read all the others with this theme.
I thought it was funny but not hilario...
June 30, 2017
This is the fifth Scott Meyer book I've read in the past couple of years and they always lighten my reading week. He writes hilarious dialogue and fills his books with a collection of idiosyncratic characters, some as real as your neighbor and others totally bizarre.
Run Program deals with an arti...
February 13, 2018
I like Scott Meyer's style of writing, and this book is less tongue-in-cheek heavy. However, the plot itself is a rehash of a million other AI-runs lose stories that started back in the 80's (and maybe even before) with films like Short Circuit and War Games.
All in all, it's a nice read, but not...
November 16, 2017
Excellent premise which could have been so much more but fell short. The humour felt rather forced on certain occasions.
August 17, 2017
The first half of this novel is a well-executed if breezy version of a thought experiment about artificial intelligence in the trappings of an office comedy, but Mr Meyer defaults to generic action sequences in the second half. Ongoing banter between nerdier-than-expected Army grunts is the only...
June 15, 2017
What fun. You think it's a tense action packed survival of the human race against a hostile childish AI until it's not. Then it's wickedly clever and fun. A+
July 02, 2017
A book that started off interesting then fell flat...I lost interest around 3/5 of the way through. The book started off interesting and about typical for Meyer but then it seemed to lose any direction.
By the end of the book the characters were shown to be very flat memes with no depth or growth...