‘Sae-Byeok’ By D.A. Palmquist

An inventor in former North Korea creates a holographic AI device designed to be a companion for people too busy for relationships with other people.

However, industrial sabotage by their competitor had an unexpected result — these companions become something more than their programming… they become conscious.

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