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Best Artificial Intelligence Books

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Superintelligence
Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Nick Bostrom - Apr 30, 2016
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A New York Times bestseller 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.The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It...
Life 3.0
Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Max Tegmark - Jul 31, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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In this authoritative and eye-opening book, Max Tegmark describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in Artificial Intelligence and how it is poised to overtake human intelligence. How will AI 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 th...
Artificial Intelligence
A Modern Approach (4th Edition)
Stuart Russell - May 08, 2020 (first published in 1994)
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The most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence.The long-anticipated revision of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach explores the full breadth and depth of the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The 4th Edition brings readers up to date on the latest technologies, presents concepts in...
The Master Algorithm
How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
Pedro Domingos - Feb 13, 2018 (first published in 2015)
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A thought-provoking and wide-ranging exploration of machine learning and the race to build computer intelligences as flexible as our ownIn the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. In Th...
How to Create a Mind
The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
Ray Kurzweil - Aug 26, 2013
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The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brainRay Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the b...
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Tobias Van Schneider
The Singularity Is Near
When Humans Transcend Biology
Ray Kurzweil - Sep 25, 2006
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A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development by "the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence" (Bill Gates).At the onset of the twenty-first century, humanity stands on the verge of the most transforming and thrilling period in its history. It will be an era in which the very nature of what i...
Our Final Invention
Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
James Barrat - Oct 01, 2013
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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. Once AI has attained it, scientists argue, it will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with ...
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Elon MuskSam Harris
AI Superpowers
China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
Kai-Fu Lee - Sep 25, 2018
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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace. In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. I...
Deep Learning
Ian Goodfellow - Nov 17, 2016
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An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning techniques used in industry, and research perspectives. Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the comp...
Human + Machine
Reimagining Work in the Age of AI
Paul R. Daugherty - Mar 20, 2018
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Review Named one of the "Best Business Books of 2018" by Fortune CEO Daily"the authors bring to life the realities of modern management. Readers gain a tactile sense of how technology changes busines...
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Vala Afshar
The Fourth Age
Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity
Byron Reese - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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As we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, robotics, and their extraordinary implications for our species. “If you only read just one book about the AI revolution, make it this one” (John Mackey, cofounder and CEO, Whole Foods Ma...
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Kirk Borne
Applied Artificial Intelligence by Mariya Yao
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
The Elements of Statistical Learning by Trevor Hastie
The Emotion Machine by Marvin Minsky
The Sentient Machine by Amir Husain
Reinforcement Learning by Richard S. Sutton
Prediction Machines by Ajay Agrawal
Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil
Neuromancer by William Gibson
The AI Advantage by Thomas H. Davenport
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence by Philip C. Jackson Jr.
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Daemon by Daniel Suarez
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming by Peter Norvig
You Look Like a Thing and I Love You by Janelle Shane
Grokking Deep Learning by Andrew Trask
Artificial Intelligence Basics by Tom Taulli
The Book of Why by Judea Pearl
Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford
The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson
The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang
Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov
Rebooting AI by Gary Marcus
Robots vs. Fairies by Dominik Parisien
Artificial Intelligence For Dummies by John Mueller
Machines of Loving Grace by John Markoff
Artificial Intelligence for Humans by Jeff Heaton
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
Queen of Angels by Greg Bear
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
We Are Legion by Dennis E. Taylor
Excession by Iain M. Banks
House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Hello World by Hannah Fry
Human Compatible by Stuart Russell
2001 by Arthur C. Clarke
Architects of Intelligence by Martin Ford
Computers and Thought by Edward A. Feigenbaum
Blade Runner by Philip K. Dick
The Golden Age by John C. Wright
The Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky
AI for People and Business by Alex Castrounis
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Robot Ethics by Patrick Lin
A First Course in Artificial Intelligence by MC GRAW HILL INDIA
R.U.R. by Karel Capek
The Deep Learning Revolution by Terrence J. Sejnowski
Date Night on Union Station by E. M. Foner
Artificial Intelligence by Jerry Kaplan
Speak by Louisa Hall
Artificial Intelligence by Margaret A. Boden