From the Inside Flap
"The field of Artificial Intelligence began with the idea that we could create a machine that was so close to human intelligence, that it would be an exact simulation. I can tell you today that the machine I have created is not a simulation, but exhibits actual human behavior. This advancement has created a new problem. How do we create a machine that is so much like us, that it begins to exhibit qualities of a human soul and still ensure that they do not use their abilities to harm a human being? Further, the existence of these artificial minds have brought forth new questions regarding the very nature of the human mind.
If we can create an intelligence that resides with a machine, could it become an independent entity that has its own will and, most important, a desire for self-preservation? If this AI feels threatened, will it take action to defend itself and destroy any threat it perceives that may jeopardize its existence?"