Klara and the Sun
Why this book?
Klara is an artificial friend, a child robot/AI, who is bought as a companion for a sick child – her role is to observe, and prevent loneliness. I really enjoyed the idea that Klara looks to her own God (made me think of Silicon Heaven in Red Dwarf). Like me, she spends her time between hyper-rational and quasi-spiritual – not what you would expect from software, but perhaps the closest to me as a human that I have seen in an AI in literature. And this is literature - the author has a Nobel prize as proof.