Prodigy

$2.00

As the creator of groundbreaking AI software, James “Cash” Pike lives and breathes bots. He prefers little about human company, having turned down the opportunity to helm his father’s trillion-dollar robotics company, Cygnus, in favor of working independent contracts from the seclusion of his Yosemite Valley compound.

When he receives a contract to perfect a companion bot prototype from an overseas company, Cash initially feels the job is beneath him, but after some convincing from his closest friend and Pike Tech’s CEO, Devin Salter, Cash begrudgingly accepts the six-month contract.

But there’s a catch. The project comes with a live-in assistant named Hiro Tanaka, who seems too perky and sugar-obsessed to know anything about bots. Then Cash finds out his new assistant graduated from the New York Robotics Institute at fifteen and seems to be intimately familiar with Cash’s AI software. As Cash realizes that working with someone on his level isn’t the end of the world, he begins to develop something for his assistant that speaks beyond codes and wires.

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