Top 20 AI Books You Must Read Once Before You Die

Top 20 AI Books You Must Read Once Before You Die

Top 20 AI Books You Must Read Once Before You Die

If you are an AI enthusiast and searching for books on Artificial Intelligence, then you are at right place. After researching a lot we are back with a list of world's best 20 books on AI you must read once before you die. Let's take a deep look on this AI books

1. AI: It's Nature and Future

AI: It's Nature and future

Author: Margaret A Borden

Published by: Oxford University

Language: English

About this Book:

In this book, Margaret A. Boden reviews the philosophical and technological challenges raised by Artificial Intelligence, considering whether programs could ever be really intelligent, creative or even conscious and shows how the pursuit of Artificial Intelligence has helped us to appreciate how human and animal minds are possible.

Book Link: AI: It's Nature and Future

2. Artificial Intelligence: 101 Things You Must Know Today About Our Future

Artificial Intelligence: 101 Things You Must Know Today About Our Future

Author: Lasse Rouhiainen

Language: English

About this Book:

Did you know that artificial intelligence is changing our world faster than we can imagine? It will impact every area of our lives. And this is happening whether we like it or not.

Artificial intelligence will help us do almost everything better, faster and cheaper, and it will profoundly change industries such as transportation, tourism, healthcare, education, retail, agriculture, finance, sales, and marketing. In fact, AI will dramatically change our entire society.

You might have heard that many jobs will be replaced by automation and robots, but did you also know that at the same time a huge number of new jobs will be created by AI?

This book covers many fascinating and timely topics related to artificial intelligence, including self-driving cars, robots, chatbots, and how AI will impact the job market, business processes, and entire industries, etc

Book Link: AI: 101 things you must know about our future

3. Silicon Minds: The Science, Impact, and Promise of Artificial Intelligence

Silicon Minds: The Science, Impact, and Promise of Artificial Intelligence

Authors: Daniel Frumkin and Thien Nam Dinh

Language: English

About this Book:

In Silicon Minds: The Science, Impact, and Promise of Artificial Intelligence, author Thien-Nam Dinh draws on his years of experience to tackle the big questions in AI and present them in a way that even a human can understand. 

There are so many big questions to ponder and this book will address these questions and the many other unbelievable topics: 

1. Will AI bring about the end for humanity?

2. Will it usher in a new age of unparalleled human prosperity for generations to come?

3. Will AI ever become conscious, and if so, how will we even be able to tell?

4. Will AI replace all the jobs in the future?

5. Will you be able to find a job 10 years from now?

6. Will humans even need to work? 

Book Link: Silicon Minds

4. My Journey into AI: The Story Behind the Man Who Helped Launch 5 A.I. Companies Worth $25 Billion

My Journey into AI: The Story Behind the Man Who Helped Launch 5 A.I. Companies Worth $25 Billion

Author: Dr. Kai-Fu Lee

Published by: CranBerry Press

Language: English

About this Book:

On the Eve of the AI era, it is perfect timing to read an AI expert's autobiography, to learn about Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, the author of "AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley & the New World," also available on Amazon. This is the first and only authorized English version of Dr. Lee's autobiography. The original Chinese version of the sold 1.2 million copies in China in 2009 as a best seller of the year over there. Evidently, this autobiography is full of spellbinding stories.

A natural-born pioneer, Dr. Lee has explored uncharted territories and developed new fields in the high-tech world. In addition, his Chinese American background has enabled him to effectively bridge corporate America with the China market. He recounts all his career experiences with Apple, Microsoft, and Google as well as his own technological achievements in this amazing autobiography.

Dr. Lee was once the focus of a media sensation in 2005 when Microsoft and Google fought over him in court. He shocked the media again in 2009 by resigning from the position of Google China's president. There have been many speculations about the two incidents, behind which some insider stories are exclusively told in this book.

The autobiography depicts not only Dr. Lee but also several prominent high-tech leaders he has worked within the past two decades. It gets up close and personal with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin. It contains their anecdotes hardly ever known to the general public.

Book Link: My Journey into AI

5. Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy

Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy

Author: George Gilder

Published by: Gateway Edition

Language: English

About this Book:

The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it’s coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder-the peerless visionary of technology and culture-explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns.

Google’s astonishing ability to “search and sort” attracts the entire world to its search engine and countless other goodies-videos, maps, email, calendars….And everything it offers is free, or so it seems. Instead of paying directly, users submit to advertising. The system of “aggregate and advertise” works-for a while-if you control an empire of data centers, but a market without prices strangles entrepreneurship and turns the Internet into a wasteland of ads.

The crisis is not just economic. Even as advances in artificial intelligence induce delusions of omnipotence and transcendence, Silicon Valley has pretty much given up on security. The Internet firewalls supposedly protecting all those passwords and personal information have proved hopelessly permeable.

The crisis cannot be solved within the current computer and network architecture. The future lies with the “cryptocosm”-the new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives. Enabling cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether, NEO and Hashgraph, it will provide the Internet a secure global payments system, ending the aggregate-and-advertise Age of Google.

Life after Google is almost here. For fans of "Wealth and Poverty," "Knowledge and Power," and "The Scandal of Money." 

Book Link: Life after Google

6. What To Do When Machines Do Everything: How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data

What To Do When Machines Do Everything: How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data

Authors: Malcolm Frank, Ben Pring, and Paul Roehrig

Published by: Wiley

Language: English

About this Book:

What To Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete. Illustrated with real-world cases, data, and insight, the authors provide clear strategic guidance and actionable steps to help you and your organization move ahead in a world where exponentially developing new technologies are changing how value is created.

The first part of the book examines the once in a generation upheaval most every organization will soon face as systems of intelligence go mainstream. The authors argue that contrary to the doom and gloom that surrounds much of IT and business at the moment, we are in fact on the cusp of the biggest wave of opportunity creation since the Industrial Revolution. Next, the authors detail a clear-cut business model to help leaders take part in this coming boom; the Ahead model outlines five strategic initiatives-Automate, Halos, Enhance, Abundance, and Discovery-that are central to competing in the next phase of global business by driving new levels of efficiency, customer intimacy, and innovation.

Book Link: What to do when Machines do Everything

7. The Goal is Industry 4.0: Technologies and Trends of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Goal is Industry 4.0: Technologies and Trends of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Fran Yanez

Language: English

About this Book:

The industrial model is changing at a vertigo speed and in this book we discover the most innovative technology that makes it possible with the aim that students and new professionals can enrich their knowledge and contribute innovative ideas to their future business. With the reading of this book, written in a language understandable to non-specialists, we will get to know the technology that makes possible the fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes it will generate and the benefits of its application.

IoT, AGV, RFID, RTLS, Additive Manufacturing, Collaborative Robots, PLM, Digital Twin, CPS, etc. ... are some KETs (key enabling technologies) that we are going to show you.

Book Link: The Goal is Industry 4.0

8. Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (The MIT Press) 

Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (The MIT Press)

Author: Joseph E Aoun

Publisher: MIT Press

Language: English

About this Book:

Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In Robot-Proof, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover-to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.

A “robot-proof” education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students' minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society-a scientific proof, a hip-hop recording, a webcomic, a cure for cancer. Aoun lays out the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. The new literacies of Aoun's humanics are data literacy, technological literacy, and human literacy. Students will need data literacy to manage the flow of big data, and technological literacy to know how their machines work, but human literacy-the humanities, communication, and design-to function as a human being. Life-long learning opportunities will support their ability to adapt to change.

The only certainty about the future is change. Higher education based on the new literacies of humanics can equip students for living and working through change.

Book Link: Robot Proof

9. The Fourth Education Revolution: Will Artificial Intelligence liberate or infantilize humanity?

The Fourth Education Revolution: Will Artificial Intelligence liberate or infantilize humanity?

Authors:  Anthony Seldon and Oladimeji Abidoye

Published by: University of Buckingham

Language: English

About this Book:

There is no more important issue facing education, or humanity at large, than the fast-approaching revolution in Artificial Intelligence or AI. This book is a call to educators everywhere to open their eyes to what is coming. If we do so, then the future will be shaped by us in the interests of humanity as a whole - but if we don’t then it will be imposed by others. 

Britain and the US have an excellent education system in their schools and universities - excellent, but tailored to the twentieth century. The factory mass teaching methods of the third revolution era have failed to conquer enduring problems of inequity and unfairness. Students have to make progress at a set rate which demotivates some and bores others. And for all the new technologies, teachers remain weighed down by routine administration and only a narrow range of our aptitudes are encouraged. Will the fourth AI revolution be able to remedy these problems? We have allowed ourselves to believe that teaching can uniquely be done only by the teacher, but might it, in fact, be better carried out by AI machines? Or at least in concert with teachers?

The evolution of AI, still in its infancy, raises a range of issues of enormous importance as we grapple how we as humans will interact with it. AI will be an altogether new way of spreading quality education across the world especially to those hundreds of millions who do not have it. And coming it is - the final part of the book stresses that we have to embrace AI and ensure that we shape it to the best advantage of humanity. If we get it wrong, there may be no second opportunity.

Book Link: The 4th Education Revolution

10. Augmented: Life in The Smart Lane

Augmented: Life in The Smart Lane

Authors: Brett King, Andy Lark, and Alex Lightman

Published by: Marshall Cavendish International

Language: English

About this Book: 

Augmented Age will be based on four key disruptive themes-Artificial Intelligence, Experience Design, Smart Infrastructure, and HealthTech. Historically the previous ‘ages’ bought significant disruption and changes, but on a net basis jobs were created, wealth was enhanced, and the health and security of society improved. What will the Augmented Age bring? Will robots take our jobs, and AI’s subsume us as inferior intelligence, or will this usher in a new age of abundance?

Augmented is a book on future history, but more than that, it is a story about how you will live your life in a world that will change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 250 years. Are you ready to adapt? Because if history proves anything, you don't have much of a choice.

Book Link: Augmented

11. AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Author: Dr. Kai-Fu Lee

Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

About this Book:

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. Indeed, as the US-Sino AI competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs. But Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well. Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not.  But he provides a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, and most importantly, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.

Book Link: AI Superpowers

The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity

Author: Byron Risse

Published by: Atria Books

Language: English

About this Book:

“The Fourth Age not only discusses what the rise of A.I. will mean for us, but it also forces readers to challenge their preconceptions. And it manages to do all this in a way that is both entertaining and engaging.” 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 a fascinating insight into AI, robotics, and their extraordinary implications for our species.

In The Fourth Age, Byron Reese makes the case that technology has reshaped humanity just three times in history: 

1. 100,000 years ago, we harnessed fire, which led to language.

2. 10,000 years ago, we developed agriculture, which led to cities and warfare.

3. 5,000 years ago, we invented the wheel and writing, which lead to the nation-state.

We are now on the doorstep of a fourth change brought about by two technologies: AI and robotics. The Fourth Age provides extraordinary background information on how we got to this point, and how-rather than what we should think about the topics we’ll soon all be facing: machine consciousness, automation, employment, creative computers, radical life extension, artificial life, AI ethics, the future of warfare, superintelligence, and the implications of extreme prosperity.

Book Link: The Fourth Age

13. The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity 

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

Author: Amy Webb

Published by: Public Affairs

Language: English

About this Book:

In this book, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI-the people working on the system, their motivations, the technology itself is broken. Within our lifetimes, AI will, by design, begin to behave unpredictably, thinking and acting in ways which defy human logic. The big nine corporations may be inadvertently building and enabling vast arrays of intelligent systems that don't share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity.

The big nine corporations-Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM, and Apple are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain. Much more than a passionate, human-centered call-to-arms, this book delivers a strategy for changing course and provides a path for liberating us from algorithmic decision-makers and powerful corporations.

Book Link: The Big Nine

14. Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence

Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence

Author: Calum Chace

Published by: Three Cs

Language: English

About this Book:

Artificial intelligence is our most powerful technology, and in the coming decades, it will change everything in our lives. If we get it right it will make humans almost godlike. If we get it wrong... well, extinction is not the worst possible outcome. “Surviving AI” is a concise, easy-to-read guide to what's coming, taking you through technological unemployment (the economic singularity) and the possible creation of a superintelligence (the technological singularity).

Book Link: Surviving AI

15. Dangerous Brains

Dangerous Brains

Author: Erik Hamre

Published by: Self (Erik Hamre)

Language: English

About this Book:

How Do You Kill Something A Thousand Times Smarter Than You?

Brilliant computer scientist, Vladimir Sorovis, is packing up his office when his day is interrupted by a military helicopter carrying a highly unexpected guest.

Ushered to a secret location deep in the Nevada desert, Vladimir learns how his former employer, billionaire, and serial-entrepreneur Andrew Kevorkian, has been siphoning off hundreds of millions to fund a clandestine deep tech research lab. Now the Government holds grave fears for what Kevorkian may have created at his lab.

With world order as we know it at stake, Vladimir and a select team of AI-experts are catapulted into a race against time to understand exactly what they are dealing with.

DANGEROUS BRAINS is a thought-provoking techno-thriller in the blockbuster tradition of the Andromeda Strain. It is a book that will stay with you long after you finish.

Book Link: Dangerous Brains

16. Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me

Author: Ian McEwan

Published by: Jonathan Cape

Language: English

About this Book:

Machines like me occur in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and Dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever - a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan's subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: what makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control.

Book Link: Machines Like Me

17. AIQ: How artificial intelligence works and how we can harness its power for a better world 

AIQ: How artificial intelligence works and how we can harness its power for a better world

Authors: Nick Polson and James Scott

Published by: Bantam

Language: English

About this Book:

Dozens of times per day, we all interact with intelligent machines that are constantly learning from the wealth of data now available to them. These machines, from smartphones to talking robots to self-driving cars, are remaking the world of the 21st century in the same way that the Industrial Revolution remade the world of the 19th century. 

In the face of all these changes, we believe that there is a simple premise worth keeping in mind. If you want to understand the modern world, then you have to know a little bit of the mathematical language spoken by intelligent machines. Our book will teach you that language-but in an unconventional way, anchored around stories rather than mathematics. 

You will meet a fascinating cast of historical characters who have a lot to teach you about data, probability, and better thinking. Along the way, you'll see how these same ideas are playing out in the modern age of big data and intelligent machines-and how these technologies will soon help you to overcome some of your built-in cognitive weaknesses, giving you a chance to lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life.

Book Link: AIQ

18. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence 

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Author: Max Tegmark

Published by: Penguin

Language: English

About this Book:

AI is the future - but what will that future look like? Will superhuman intelligence be our slave, or become our god?

Taking us to the heart of the latest thinking about AI, Max Tegmark, the MIT professor whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial, separates myths from reality, utopias from dystopias, to explore the next phase of our existence.

How can we grow our prosperity through automation, without leaving people lacking income or purpose? How can we ensure that future AI systems do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will AI help life flourish as never before, or will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, and even, perhaps, replace us altogether?

Book Link: Life 3.0

19. Alan Turing: The Enigma

Alan Turing: The Enigma

Author: Andrew Hodges

Published by: Vintage

Language: English

About this Book:

Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering. In 1940 his machines were breaking the Enigma-enciphered messages of Nazi Germany’s air force. He then headed the penetration of the super-secure U-boat communications. 

But his vision went far beyond this achievement. Before the war, he had invented the concept of the universal machine, and in 1945 he turned this into the first design for the digital computer. Turing's far-sighted plans for the digital era forged ahead into a vision for Artificial Intelligence. However, in 1952 his homosexuality rendered him a criminal and he was subjected to humiliating treatment. In 1954, aged 41, Alan Turing took his own life.

Book Link: Alan Turing: The Enigma

20. In our own Image

In our own Image

Author: George Zarkadakis

Published by: Rider

Language: English

About this Book:

In Our Own Image by Dr. George Zarkadakis explores one of humankind's oldest love-hate relationships our ties with Artificial Intelligence or AI. Zarkadakis traces AI's origins in ancient myth, through literary classics such as Frankenstein, to today's sci-fi blockbusters, arguing that a fascination with AI is hardwired into the human psyche. He explains AI's history, technology, and potential, its manifestations in intelligent machines, its connections to neurology and consciousness, as well as perhaps most tellingly what AI reveals about us as human beings.

In Our Own Image argues that we are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution poised to enter the age of Artificial Intelligence as science fiction becomes science fact. Ultimately, Zarkadakis observes, the fate of AI has profound implications for the future of science and humanity itself.

Book Link: In our own Image

So these are the top 20 Artificial Intelligence books you must read once before you die. Now tell us in the comment box which book you like most and which books are missing in this collection. Don't feel shy to share. Free feel to share your thoughts. For more updates on Artificial Intelligence stay tuned with us on LunaticAI.

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