Advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics are accelerating, and killer robots loom on the horizon. Like the atomic bomb, warbots raise moral dilemmas for their creators. And also new fears, because they might go rogue and attack civilians - or even their own makers. In the Argus Affair, U.S. president Henry Dodge Yazzi confronts the challenge head on, recruiting cybersecurity expert Frank Adversego to help avert an arms race with the Chinese that could have catastrophic results. But unknown to all, another force to be reckoned with has plans of its own.
Soon, most of the world's leading artificial intelligence and robotics experts find themselves in a dire situation that none could have imagined and perhaps no one can control.
"Andrew Updegrove brings a rare combination of drama, satire and technical accuracy to his writing. The result is a book you can't put down that tells you things you might wish you didn't know." Admiral James G. Stavridis, retired Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and current vice chair, global affairs and managing director of the Carlyle Group
"Andrew Updegrove's thrillers are realistic page-turners, making it clear that if you're not worried about cybersecurity you're not paying attention." Internationally renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier