Anderson Atlas YA novelist and illustrator

Anderson Atlas is an author and illustrator in Arizona

I’m an author / illustrator and have been since I was a wee babe. My days consist of sitting around the fire, recounting epics of giants and hidden fairies while exploring the sacred mountains east of the moors. I’ve crossed the forbidden boundaries, explored the dark dungeons, and returned to tell the tales.

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Artwork Pg 4 in Dark Swarm

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What did it draw, you ask?

Mire reached and grabbed the drawing. “Uh Jayce. Look at this.” She handed the drawing over.

Jayce took the paper. The image shading wasn’t finished but the outlines were.

“Look around you,” Mire said.

Jayce looked up then back at the drawing. “Whoa.” Jayce’s heart skipped a beat. “The AI scanned the internet for pictures and downloaded hundreds. It was supposed to find inspiration from them. Instead, it drew this place.”

“Not just this factory. It drew the other sewing robot arms. See?” Mire pointed. “Every table is full. Bright light is coming through the windows and everything.”

“Looks like a happy place. Is this a memory?”

Mire nodded. “Shit, this was how this place used to be. The machine is lonely, Jayce.”

He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. “But…” There was no other way to interpret the drawing.

“No buts. You programed the AI to come up with something on its own. This is what it drew. Do you know how amazing this is? This has never happened before. Ever. When we were researching AI, looking at what had been done, what was successful and what wasn’t, I read paper after paper. No one’s code is this sophisticated.”

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