Before Ai is a fascinating prequel to Ai Rising. The author mixed fact and fiction to make a perfect book about modern era artificial intelligence. The two main characters, Aiden and Taylor, are both starting M.I.T. at an age of fourteen. They both have struggles getting the things they need to chase their dreams. They meet online and are best friends, but are constantly worried that their age would change things. Aiden is struggling to get a dual major, while Taylor needs to win a competition to have enough money to go. Read this book and you won’t be disappointed!