Friday, 25 August 2017

Is 'Killer Robot' warfare closer than we think?


This is a really interesting article I found on the BBC. I thought you might be interested in it. :)
By Mark Smith
More than 100 of the world's top robotics experts wrote a letter to the United Nations recently calling for a ban on the development of "killer robots" and warning of a new arms race. But are their fears really justified?




Entire regiments of unmanned tanks; drones that can spot an insurgent in a crowd of civilians; and weapons controlled by computerised "brains" that learn like we do, are all among the "smart" tech being unleashed by an arms industry many believe is now entering a "third revolution in warfare".
"In every sphere of the battlefield - in the air, on the sea, under the sea or on the land - the military around the world are now demonstrating prototype autonomous weapons," says Toby Walsh, professor of artificial intelligence at Sydney's New South Wales University.
"New technologies like deep learning are helping drive this revolution. The tech space is clearly leading the charge, and the military is playing catch-up."

Thursday, 24 August 2017

A little taste of CHOSEN


I thought I'd taunt you today with a little taste of CHOSEN, the new manuscript I am working on.

I love the idea of now turning my hand to my beloved science-fiction. In this case, to dystopian sci-fi!

I hope you enjoy it.

Karen



“I suppose you’ve heard the latest, George,” Jake looked up and watched two people he knew were his neighbours calling to each other across the patio as though they were the only people there. He’d seen them from time to time and was sure they lived at the opposite end of the street to him.
“Heard what?” George barely looked up from his plate of shrimp salad.
“The propaganda that the Unified Australasian-African Alliance are spreading about the United States of Euricia.”
George sighed. Jake didn’t know if the man was interested or as tired of the war as he was. George rolled his eyes. “What crap are they trying to sell to people now?”
“Apparently they are telling everyone that Paris has fallen.”
Jake jumped at the roar of laughter that ricocheted around the patio area. It seemed everyone was now listening in to their conversation.
“Paris? Fallen?” George laughed with little bits of marie-rose sauce in the corners of his mouth. “No one would believe that. Paris is a military hub in this province of Euricia.”
“Well, that’s what they are saying on the web.” Harris, the neighbour who started the conversation shook his head.
“You shouldn’t believe everything you read on the web, Harris!” someone called out from behind Jake.
“The problem with The UAAA is that they are desperate. The Russians are with us, the old European Union is with us, and the old United States of America are with us. They are desperate. They have to give their supporters something to grasp hold of.”
“So, it’s true then?” Harris’ wife, Deirdre asked. “We are winning the war.”

“Of course we are.”


© 2017 Karen Aminadra. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

I need you!

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In exchange for a FREE advanced copy of the sci-fi novel I am writing, members of the dream team are asked to write a review on Amazon.com.

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Friday, 28 July 2017

To Boldly Go.....

To Boldly Go.....

Where I've never been before!! 😮


As I come to the end of novel No.10, I have realised something very important. I have not been writing what I love. I have been writing what I like.

Is there a difference?
Yes, there is. It's a BIG difference too!

Up until now, I have been writing historical fiction, but I am a massive Science-fiction fan! I read it, I watch it, I live it, I quote it... my husband even has called me a Ferengi from time to time! (Don't worry, I got my own back and called him a Klingon PetaQ! 😋 LOL )

So, in a very daft conversation with hubby, I decided ... as Shakespeare would put it...

This above all: to thine own self be true - (Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 78–82 )

And that is precisely what I intend to do. With your help, I hope!

For my next project, I will write... for the first time... SCI-FI!

I am very excited and I hope you are too. I also hope you will join me on this new adventure as I boldly go where I have never been before! 👽

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Terry Tyler: Self publishing: a creative choice, not a last res...

Terry Tyler: Self publishing: a creative choice, not a last res...: .... for reminding me of something I've been thinking about lately... For anyone who is not famil iar with the name ,  Anton Newcombe ...

Thursday, 2 June 2016

The Battle Of The Blogs!

If you remember, I have been doing an experiment to see which blog I prefer, and which blog enabled you to interact with me easier. Was it Blogger or Wordpress?

The winner is Wordpress!!

From this point on all my blog posts will be at https://kjaminadra.wordpress.com/

Come on over and join me!!

You can subscribe to my newsletter to get advance news and money off coupons at www.karenaminadra.com

See you there! <3


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Work In Progress!


VF01Today I wanted to share with you the wonderful brotherly love and banter that
continues between Edward and Richard Emberton in book 2.
The editing and re-writes have begun and the countdown to book 2’s release has begun! YES!😀

Edward turned around and embraced his brother Richard. “Thank you. Sincerely, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I knew I could count on your support and I am so deeply glad to have it.”
“You shall always have it.” Richard grinned at him and lowered his voice, “now, there are a couple of other matters you need to attend to, you realise, Edward.” Gently he led Edward through the crowd to the side of the room where they could speak freely.
“What you mean?” Edward asked.
“You need to take a house for yourself. You cannot live here at home with Mummy if you going to be a Member of Parliament in Westminster.” Richard grinned cheekily.
Edward laughed, “yes, that’s true. That would most certainly invite ridicule.”
“Indeed, it would. I would recommend taking a house somewhere equally positioned between here and London. Therefore, you can be here or in London at a moment’s notice.”
“Good idea. I will begin looking first thing tomorrow morning.” Edward nodded seriously.
“And then, comes the unenviable task of finding yourself a wife.” Richard stared at him with amusement in his eyes.
“A suitable wife.”
“Yes, a suitable wife.”
“One that will help elevate me in political circles.” Edward’s blue eyes shone as he turned back and faced the throng as though amongst them he would see this suitable wife he looked for.
“Whoever you choose, she will indeed have to be suitable. A poor choice now could spell disaster for you in the future.” Richard clapped him on the shoulder again. “Enjoy your evening, brother,” he chuckled and disappeared back into the crowd.
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