The Empathy Code

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Should robots make life and death decisions?

Mishra O’Connor doesn’t think so. But the international community is torn as the window to outlaw killer robots closes.

To influence the debate, Mishra O’Connor and her activist friends plan to expose a suspect swarm robotics project. But it’s complicated. Mishra believes human rights belong to all humans, even her target, Philip Templeton. Philip is a crack coder working for the Australian military. He’s awkward, obsessive and disconcertingly sweet.

Hurt one man or endanger the many? Mishra has to decide what’s right and live with the consequences.