In The Blink of An Eye: A BBC Between the Covers Book Club Pick

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In The Blink of An Eye: A BBC Between the Covers Book Club Pick

In The Blink of An Eye: A BBC Between the Covers Book Club Pick

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This is a wonderful read, and the speculative aspects do not feel so far fetched either when it comes to the use of AI and how useful it could be in the law enforcement field.

The reader is pulled along with the narrative, eager for Kat and her team to find the clues, ones which are left by the author for the reader to find and follow before the detectives get there.It is also a study in love and grief as the reader sees Kat come to terms with the death of her husband, navigating life and issues without her best friend with her. One is driven by human motivations and emotions and a gut instinct; while the other is driven only by logic and statistics. Kat's team includes DI Rayan Hassan, a confident, self assured officer who insists on constantly challenging Kat's decisions, and the more diffident and apologetic DS Debbie Browne, facing her own personal issues. How to be empathetic when necessary – there are emotions and reactions that Lock needs to learn to be a complete success. The relationship between Kat and her son Cam was heartfelt and realistic (coming from a childless person though sooo?

When I started reading, I was afraid it would be too sci-fi-ish for me, that I would lose interest, because AI would be used as a prop and mocked, but none of those things happened, instead it is bit like the Stephen King film from the beginning of the 2000s, A. The pilot scheme will start with cold cases; people who have disappeared over the years, with no leads. The pacy, timed and dated chapters add to the sense of speed and excitement and, especially when the italicised chapters are interspersed, there’s a feeling of dread and menace that is all consuming. Nehezen tudok többet írni úgy, hogy ne mondjak semmit, ezért most abba is hagyom, és csak annyit mondok, hogy számomra az év egyik legjobb könyve volt.

As a decorated police officer, with 25 years of experience in the force, Kat is a dedicated investigator who has confidence in her abilities, but she is a little emotionally fragile given the recent death of her husband, caused in part by of a misdiagnosis by an AI, which fuels her antagonistic attitude towards the AIDE.

In reality the case/s (involving missing young men) took a backseat to the characters and the premise - though the crimes and their motivation are also complex and interesting. Kat is a complex character, the author has depicted a grieving widow who is trying her best to get on with life so very well. This story explores what it could be like for the police force to work with AI (artifical intelligence). She's grieving, she's a little lost, she has so many memories to deal with, but she's determined to get back to work. In the Blink of an Eye is a dazzling debut from an exciting new voice and asks us what we think it means to be human.This reads like it could be the beginning of a brand new series, and if so, I'm definitely up for it! Fantastic character development, If you love a good police procedural, mystery with a bit of a twist in the dynamic of characters I really enjoyed this one. I understand I can change my preference through my account settings or unsubscribe directly from any marketing communications at any time. Thankfully, for the most part, Locke did act like a machine, although I have met some humans in my lifetime whose behaviour is eerily machine-like, so there’s that.

However, there is a reason for her antagonism which when revealed, adds another depth to Kat’s character. She reluctantly accepts the role of lead in a pilot programme to work alongside an AI detective, known as AIDE Lock.I don't really do sci-fi either but I found the concept of using nearly sentient AI to assist with detective work to be utterly fascinating. She believes in gut instinct, experience and being able to read people's emotions which is everything the AI Lock can't do and is only programmed to work on logic and facts. It's most certainly crime fiction, but there's an element of speculative fiction too, with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (or AI) used as a tool to help police investigations.



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