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Kazuo Ishiguro confronts basic questions about humanity and technology

In his new novel, Nobel laureate posits how AI will change our relationships

Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro's eighth novel "Klara and the Sun," tells the story of Klara, a solar-powered AI humanoid robot, who was bought as a companion for a 14-year-old girl. (File photo by Akiyoshi Inoue)

TOKYO -- Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel, "Klara and the Sun," the first since he won the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature, depicts how state-of-the-art technology can create serious inequality.

With the novel set for release on Tuesday, Ishiguro talked with Japanese media about his thoughts concerning the implications of technological advances for human society and relationships, as well as such basic questions about humanity as what the human soul is, and what love is.

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