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The Kraken Project - A Novel

Douglas Preston

Wyman Ford is back again in The Kraken Project, the thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software. To this end, Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed "Dorothy," a powerful, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the internet. Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to track down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd search for Dorothy, they realize that her horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her in ways they can barely imagine. And they're not the only ones looking for the wayward software: the AI is also being pursued by a pair of Wall Street traders, who want to capture her code and turn her into a high-speed trading bot. Traumatized, angry, and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy has an extraordinary revelation-and devises a plan. As the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a deserted house on the coast of Northern California, Ford must face the ultimate question: is rescuing Dorothy the right thing? Is the AI bent on saving the world… or on wiping out the cancer that is humankind?

Wyman Ford is back again in The Kraken Project, the thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software. To this end, Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed "Dorothy," a powerful, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the internet. Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to track down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd search for Dorothy, they realize that her horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her in ways they can barely imagine. And they're not the only ones looking for the wayward software: the AI is also being pursued by a pair of Wall Street traders, who want to capture her code and turn her into a high-speed trading bot. Traumatized, angry, and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy has an extraordinary revelation-and devises a plan. As the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a deserted house on the coast of Northern California, Ford must face the ultimate question: is rescuing Dorothy the right thing? Is the AI bent on saving the world… or on wiping out the cancer that is humankind?
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Wyman Ford is back again in The Kraken Project, the thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software. To this end, Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed "Dorothy," a powerful, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the internet. Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to track down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd search for Dorothy, they realize that her horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her in ways they can barely imagine. And they're not the only ones looking for the wayward software: the AI is also being pursued by a pair of Wall Street traders, who want to capture her code and turn her into a high-speed trading bot. Traumatized, angry, and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy has an extraordinary revelation-and devises a plan. As the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a deserted house on the coast of Northern California, Ford must face the ultimate question: is rescuing Dorothy the right thing? Is the AI bent on saving the world… or on wiping out the cancer that is humankind?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Sowers

Length:

12h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

21:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

11:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

13:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

11:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

14:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

12:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

17:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:45