A Working Theory of Love by Scott Hutchins (Penguin, 2013)
In Hutchins' debut novel, his main character Neill works for a small team trying to build a computer that can pass the Turing Test. They use Neill's dad's 20-year diary. But as the computer learns, it starts asking questions about why its memories stop, and Neill has to deal with his father's suicide all over again.
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