As a Science Fiction Book Club member in the 60s I read a book about an American and Russian computer that started talking to one another and then... Can anyone share the title?

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    – DavidW
    Commented Jul 9, 2019 at 1:53
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    Possibly the same book as Two computers buried under the earth ? Commented Jul 9, 2019 at 5:21
  • This was also the origin of the AI in "I have no mouth but I must scream", IIRC. That's just a short story, though and would probably be remembered for slightly different aspects of the story.
    – Kakturus
    Commented Jul 9, 2019 at 12:45
  • ahaha, thanks man, very funny book and film))) Commented Jul 9, 2019 at 17:15
  • @Kakturus Didn't that one have a Chinese supercomputer too?
    – IG_42
    Commented Jul 10, 2019 at 0:44

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Sounds like the 1966 book Colossus, by D F Jones. The Americans create a supercomputer to run the national defenses, but it discovers an equivalent Russian computer, links with it, and takes over the world.

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    No question. By the way there were two sequels. "The Fall of Colossus" and "Colossus and the Crab". Also was filmed under the name "The Forbin Project". youtube.com/watch?v=kyOEwiQhzMI Commented Jul 9, 2019 at 1:49

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