Science Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh (b. 1956 in Calcutta) received his doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford University. He also writes non-fiction.

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Amazon Mechanical Turk - Humans Help Slow Computers
   It turns out that there are still a few things that humans are good for, as far as computers are concerned.
Smart Goggles Identify, Remember What You See
   Interesting prototype system cuts across a variety of science-fictional ideas, among them, an AI that has people working for it - identifying common objects.
Kinect@home Needs Your Help Identifying Objects
   '... whenever a robot finds something it can't identify straight off... it puts whatever it is in the hopper outside your window.'
AI Trainers: Assisting Artificial Intelligences
   '[Ava] wouldn't stop until Antar had told her everything he knew...' - Amitav Ghosh, 1995.
SCiO Scanner Wants You To Be Spock
   Almost as easy as a tricorder? Apparently, you can pre-order one now.

 

 

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