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Best AI Books to read right now
These are my top 15
I’m traveling this week so I dont have a normal list for you. Instead I have a timely update for your long-form reading catch-up. For those of you more technical, you will have your own list of best AI books. The list below contains excellent books about AI more with an application for real life. I think this area is so important that I encourage you to spend the time and money to get some of these books. What I would suggest is the following:
Download samples of all of the books below to kindle. Just by reading the introductions, you will school yourself at a high level, and if you like the style, can go deeper.
Read the top 5 books in the list starting out with Life 3.0
Pick 5 from the list depending on your interest.
Personally, I think you should read 1 a week for 10 weeks. It’s going to be important to have a handle on this area.
The books cover a wide range of topics related to AI, from its impact on society and the economy to its ethical considerations, risks, and potential benefits. They are all highly recommended reads for anyone interested in learning more about AI and its implications for the future. Let me know if there are books that you think I might have missed. You can comment on this post directly.
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence - Max Tegmark Explores the potential future of AI and its impact on humanity, including the challenges and opportunities it presents.
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies - Nick Bostrom - Examines the potential emergence of superintelligent AI and the existential risks associated with it, as well as possible strategies for controlling and harnessing its power.
AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order - Kai-Fu Lee - Explores the current state and future of AI, focusing on the competition and collaboration between China and Silicon Valley, as well as its impact on the global economy and society. [Also, worth reading AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future - Kai-Fu Lee also]
Prediction Machines, Updated and Expanded: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence - Ajay Agrawal - Discusses the economic implications of AI, including its potential to automate tasks, create new products and services, and impact the job market.[Also worth reading Power and Prediction: The Disruptive Economics of Artificial Intelligence - Ajay Agrawal]
Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control - Stuart Russell - Argues for the importance of designing AI systems that align with human values, and explores the challenges and opportunities of achieving this goal.
The Alignment Problem - Brian Christian - Examines the challenges and ethical considerations involved in aligning the goals of AI systems with human values, and proposes potential solutions.
Competing in the Age of AI - Marco Iansiti & Karim Lakhani - Explores how organizations can leverage AI to gain a competitive advantage, and discusses the potential impact of AI on business and society.
Artificial Intelligence - a Guide for Thinking Humans Melanie Mitchell - Provides an accessible introduction to AI, covering its history, key concepts, and current applications, as well as ethical considerations and future implications.
I, Human: AI, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic - Argues for the importance of human skills in the age of AI, and explores how individuals and organizations can adapt to this new reality.
The Age of AI: And Our Human Future - Henry Kissinger, Eric Shmidt, Daniel Huttenlocher - Discusses the potential impact of AI on politics, economics, and society, and explores the ethical and geopolitical challenges it presents.
Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it Martin Ford -Interviews leading AI experts to gain insights into the current state and future of AI, including its potential benefits and risks.
Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI - Paul R. Daugherty and H. James (Jim) Wilson - Explores how humans and AI can work together to enhance productivity and create new value, and discusses the implications for the workforce and society.
Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World - Mo Gawdat - Discusses the potential risks associated with AI, and proposes strategies for ensuring its safe and responsible development.
AIQ: How People and Machines Are Smarter Together - Nick Polson - Explores the potential of human-AI collaboration, and discusses the key skills and strategies needed to maximize its benefits.
Heart of the Machine: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence - Richard Yonck - Explores the emerging field of emotional AI, and discusses the potential implications for human communication, relationships, and society.
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