How to Build an Android:The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection

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In this remarkable behind-the-scenes narrative, David F. Dufty follows a group of scientists on their mission to create "Phil," a life-size android of famed science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. We witness the obstacles the scientists encounter and the innovative solutions they apply to overcome them. The fact that the subject Phil was built to mimic was a man notoriously paranoid and fascinated by artificial intelligence colors the story all the way to its unforgettable end, when the robot's head goes missing, never to be seen again. A riveting story that will capture science enthusiasts and general readers alike, How to Build An Android traces the line where artificial intelligence and humans collide.

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9781250032157
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Paperback
Publication Date: 
June 4, 2013