Story takes place in the near future. A hitman has been making hits that have been contracted by an AI spam filter to eliminate spam by having the spammer assassinated. He’s been given instructions, information, and assistance through crowdsourcing. After figures out he’s actually working for a company, who he believes has turned on him, he kills much of their board of directors. However, he ultimately meets his end at the hands of another assassin filling a contract generated by another, competing computer from another, competing company.

The Tech: artificial intelliigence, crowdsourcing, smart filters

“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” ~ B.F. Skinner