The 5 Best Books About Artificial Intelligence

The 5 Best Books About Artificial Intelligence

As algorithms transform society, jobs, and economies read these books that grapple with very pertinent questions. Written by experts, historians, and journalists, each of these books examine a very different aspect of the world that has been or will be impacted by AI. 

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

By Yuval Noah Harari

Following his bestseller Sapiens, which explored how the human race evolved, Harari peeks into the not-too-distant future to see what’s in store for the human race. Artificial life is just one part of this envisioned world, and Harari explores a range of other challenges, including immortality. 

New Laws of Robotics: Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI

By Frank Pasquale

This book focuses on the more mundane artificial intelligence technology of today and our immediate tomorrow. It plots a future where technologies like medical diagnosis algorithms, factory robots, and online education make society more equitable.

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Max Tegmark

Named Book of the Year by both The Times and The Daily Telegraph, and it separates AI myths from reality in an approachable manner. It covers challenging questions like how automation can create a prosperous world through automation.  

Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car

by Alex Davies

Driven digs into the history of autonomous vehicles and the spirited cast of characters working to guide the tech into existence. The book states that teamwork makes the dream work. Until it doesn’t. 

Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI

By Paul Daugherty and H. James Wilson

The central idea behind this book is that no business process will be left untouched by AI. Humans and intelligent machines are working more closely together and changing how companies operate across all business areas. The book sets out six hybrids ‘human + machine’ roles that every business must eventually put in place.