Member-Sponsored AI Singularity Contest
|Sep 17, 2021
Write a short story describing the impending AI singularity, the events leading up to it, and its consequences.
An AI singularity is where an Artificial Intelligence starts to reprogram itself and becomes exponentially more intelligent. Will the singularity lead to disaster or nirvana for mankind? If you choose, the AI singularity may be averted. Suspense, tension, and drama are expected.
Stories must be hard sci-fi. I am expecting you to address a realistic idea of what such an AI might be. Will poorly chosen goals lead to disaster? What are the philosophical arguments for the morality of constructing such a beast?
Stories can be up to 6,000 words, by Scribophile’s count. If your story is longer than 3,000 words, you must post it in two parts.
Prize money for this contest is provided by the Scribophile Writing Contest Prize Fund.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|$100 cash via PayPal, 20 karma points
|$75 cash via PayPal, 15 karma points
|$50 cash via PayPal, 10 karma points
Entries must be no longer than 6,000 words per Scribophile’s count. Entries longer than 3,000 words must be posted in two parts.
Short stories only.
Work submitted must not have been previously won or placed in any other contest.
Work cannot be submitted to any other current Scribophile contest. No previously published stories.
Only one entry per member.
Entries must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Entry is free, but you’ll need karma points to post your work to the contest. You can earn karma points, by writing critiques of work with other members.
To post your work for this contest, check the box that says "Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored AI Singularity Contest.” Your work will automatically be considered. The check box will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.