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Best Books on Artificial Intelligence

Looking for good books on artificial intelligence? On this page you’ll find a curated list of the best books on artificial intelligence of all time. Enjoy!

The 10 Best Books on Artificial Intelligence

1. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

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Synopsis: Superintelligence asks the questions: what happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.

2. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark

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Synopsis: How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology–and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

3. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig

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Synopsis: For one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence. The long-anticipated revision of this best-selling text offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence.

4. The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World by Pedro Domingos

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Synopsis: In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner–the Master Algorithm–and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today’s philosophy, this book is its bible.

5. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

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Synopsis: On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren – a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy.

6. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

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Synopsis: It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard’s assignment–find them and then…”retire” them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn’t want to be found!

7. Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat

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Synopsis: In as little as a decade, artificial intelligence could match, then surpass human intelligence. Corporations & government agencies around the world are pouring billions into achieving AI’s Holy Grail—human-level intelligence.

8. All Systems Red by Martha Wells

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Synopsis: On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

9. How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Ray Kurzweil

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Synopsis: In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.

10. The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil

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Synopsis: For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best.

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