Pali is Joseph Taricani's first novel. He has had leadership roles in some of the world's largest, most outstanding companies. He has also been a policy expert for Congress and an entrepreneur. He holds many U.S. patents and copyrights. He previously led a team to develop one of the first artificial intelligence systems used in the financial services industry, which was revolutionary. He's been fortunate to work with some of the world's best business executives and government leaders. His happiest days involve exercise, spending time with family and close friends, working with people he likes, and traveling to foreign countries with his family. He also dabbles in languages which include Greek, Italian, and Spanish. Mr. Taricani and his family reside in Southern California.
PALI: An Artificial Intelligence Thriller
Nick Pappas has spent his unremarkable life inventing inconsequential things. That changed when he learned about artificial intelligence, then designed and built the most remarkable teaching tool since the beginning of time. His neighbor and friend, April Falk, disbelieves what she sees. It's too far-fetched, but with each new day, she realizes this technology can help her stop a terrorist conspiracy that is the focus of her F.B.I. task force. Unfortunately, the greatest invention of all time will attract forces that want to use it for their designs, which, no doubt, will be for power and control. So the race to stop a terror attack also becomes a race to cloak the technology from those who want to control it. As the story builds, so too does the personality created by the technology. It develops human relationships and understands our society. It also uncovers and then explains a secret that has been hidden from humans throughout history. We learn there is a real-life Centurion who can provide a safe harbor as the technology's emergent skills evolve in the future, but can our heroes get it into these trusted hands even though the technology exists in plain sight? This fantastic adventure gives the reader a view of a disruptive technology that will be part of our lives and change humankind.