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Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was a Russian-born scientist and science fiction writer. Asimov’s family emigrated to the U.S. In 1923 and he was granted citizenship in 1928.

He taught at Boston University from 1949, to become a Professor of Biochemistry (1979-92). After that he moved to Manhattan when he divorced is first wife. He quickly remarried and remained there for the rest of his life.

Among many other sci-fi stories and novels, Asimov was the author of I Robot (1950), a novel containing a formal code of ethics for artificial intelligence (AI). But here’s the catch. The ethical code wasn’t-for users of AI, but for AI itself.  This code was presented way before many people started seriously asking if AI could possibly possess consciousness, a question now common among philosophers and geeks, alike.

Other commercially successful works include Pebble in the Sky (1950), The Caves of Steel (1954) and The Foundation Trilogy (1963).

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3 thoughts on “Isaac Asimov

  1. Asimov , is one of my favorite authors, the three laws of robotics make a cornerstone for modern robotics, and todays fantasy is indeed paving the way for tomorrow’s fantasy

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  2. I’m relatively new to Asimov, but I wrote this piece for The Stake about his book Foundation. Let me know what you think!

    http://thestake.org/2014/02/13/the-backlist-isaac-asimovs-foundation/

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