The best 56 Artificial Intelligence books

Big Data

Big Data

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier
A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think
4.4 (103 ratings)

What's Big Data about?

Big Data provides an insightful look at why a change to “big data” is a major shift in how we collect, use and think about the data around us. It provides great explanations and examples of how individuals and companies already ahead of the curve are using the tools of big data to create value and profit. Casting an eye forward, the book also outlines the future implications for a big-data society in terms of the risks, opportunities and legal implications.

Who should read Big Data?

  • Anyone who is interested in learning more about what “big data” is and what it means for society
  • Anyone who is looking to make a career using big data
  • Anyone from a company who is looking for opportunities to use the data the company collects

Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future

Michio Kaku
How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
4.1 (207 ratings)

What's Physics of the Future about?

Physics of the Future (2011) lays out predictions of future technology based on the works and opinions of experts on the cutting edge of physics, genetics, biology and computer science. The author explores some of the hurdles we will have to overcome in order to develop these future technologies, and what fundamental changes we can expect their presence to make on our society.

Who should read Physics of the Future?

  • Anyone interested in cutting-edge science
  • Anyone interested in future technologies
  • Anyone interested in the future of humanity
  • Anyone with a great imagination

Out of Control

Out of Control

Kevin Kelly
The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World
4.1 (35 ratings)

What's Out of Control about?

Though written from the perspective of 1994, these blinks paint a startlingly current and still futuristic image of how technological developments like the internet and artificial intelligence could affect society and humanity.

Who should read Out of Control?

  • Fans of science fiction
  • People interested in the long-term impact of the internet on society
  • Futurists and visionaries

On Intelligence

On Intelligence

Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee
How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines
3.9 (68 ratings)

What's On Intelligence about?

These blinks provide an overview of the human brain’s capacity for thinking and for comparing new experiences to old memories. They also explain why today’s machines still aren’t able to emulate this capability, but why we may soon be able to build ones that can.

Who should read On Intelligence?

  • Anyone interested in how the brain works or what makes us intelligent and conscious beings
  • Anyone who wants to know whether we’ll ever build machines that are truly intelligent
  • Anyone wondering whether such intelligent machines would be good or bad for humanity

The Future of the Mind

The Future of the Mind

Michio Kaku
The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
4.4 (122 ratings)

What's The Future of the Mind about?

The Future of the Mind looks at our current understanding of the human brain, as well as the varied research that is currently being conducted to expand the potential of the mind to areas which sound like science fiction, but could soon be reality.

Who should read The Future of the Mind?

  • Anyone interested in the human brain and how we’ve gained our current understanding of it
  • Anyone interested in future applications of the brain, like sharing memories and emotions with each other telepathically



Jeff Stibel
Why the Web will Implode, Search will be Obsolete, and Everything Else you Need to Know about Technology is in Your Brain
4.0 (18 ratings)

What's Breakpoint about?

This book deals with the structure, function and development of networks. Drawing on specific aspects of biological, technical and virtual networks, such as the brain and the internet, the author suggests that these networks, however different they may appear, actually have a lot in common. He believes that if we learn how the organic network of the brain works, we can apply those findings to the internet and make it intelligent.

Who should read Breakpoint?

  • Students of biology and computer science
  • Anyone who wants to know where the internet is heading
  • Anyone interested in how the brain works



Nick Bostrom
Paths, Dangers, Strategies
4.2 (506 ratings)

What's Superintelligence about?

Superintelligence (2014) investigates how creating a machine more intelligent than a human would change humanity. These blinks are full of facts, figures and studies from a variety of disciplines, resulting in a complex picture of the superintelligent future and how we might arrive there.

Who should read Superintelligence?

  • Anyone working in computer science, neuroscience, robotics or mathematics
  • Fans of science fiction or theories about the human apocalypse
  • People interested in the moral questions surrounding the creation of artificial life forms

The Singularity Is Near

The Singularity Is Near

Ray Kurzweil
When Humans Transcend Biology
4.4 (179 ratings)

What's The Singularity Is Near about?

The Singularity Is Near (2005) shows how evolution is drawing ever closer to a dramatic new phase, in that by 2029, computers will be smarter than humans, and not just in terms of logic and math. This event will not only profoundly change how we live but also pose serious questions about humanity’s future.

Who should read The Singularity Is Near?

  • People curious about the intersection of people and technology
  • Programmers, inventors or anyone fascinated by artificial intelligence
  • Science fiction fans

Humans are Underrated

Humans are Underrated

Geoff Colvin
What High Achievers Know that Brilliant Machines Never Will
4.3 (13 ratings)

What's Humans are Underrated about?

How is the rapidly developing world of computers going to affect our jobs in the future? In Humans Are Underrated (2015), Geoff Colvin explores the ways in which computers will surpass us, and the ways they won’t. He reveals which skills you should build to remain economically viable, and how you can turn the monster of technology to your advantage.

Who should read Humans are Underrated?

  • Anyone interested in the future of technology
  • Employees afraid of being replaced by a computer
  • People who want to cultivate skills that will ensure their future employability

How to Create a Mind

How to Create a Mind

Ray Kurzweil
The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
4.4 (151 ratings)

What's How to Create a Mind about?

How to Create a Mind (2012) offers an intimate examination of the nuts and bolts behind how the brain works. Once we understand exactly how people think, perceive the world and decide to take action, the creation of true artificial intelligence seems a possibility that’s just around the corner.

Who should read How to Create a Mind?

  • Anyone interested in artificial intelligence (AI)
  • People who’d like to learn more about neuroscience
  • Students considering a career in advanced computing

The Inevitable

The Inevitable

Kevin Kelly
Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
4.2 (157 ratings)

What's The Inevitable about?

The Inevitable (2016) is your guide to understanding the technology trends that are gaining momentum today and will undoubtedly shape the future. These blinks delve into the ideas and motivations that are driving technology and what it all means for the world of tomorrow.

Who should read The Inevitable?

  • Futurists or students curious about technological development
  • People who fear technology
  • Entrepreneurs interested in tech prognostications

The Economic Singularity

The Economic Singularity

Calum Chace
Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism
3.8 (140 ratings)

What's The Economic Singularity about?

The Economic Singularity (2016) takes a long, hard look at what the future has in store for us based on the technological progress we’ve made so far. It’s clear that we’re moving toward the kind of artificial intelligence that will automate most of our jobs – but how do we plan to deal with this scenario? Find out the challenges we’ll face and what we need to do to prepare ourselves for the inevitable.

Who should read The Economic Singularity?

  • Readers who feel threatened by the rapid progress of technology
  • Tech freaks and geeks
  • Economists concerned about the future

The Age of Spiritual Machines

The Age of Spiritual Machines

Ray Kurzweil
When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
4.3 (85 ratings)

What's The Age of Spiritual Machines about?

The Age of Spiritual Machines (1999) is your guide to the future. These blinks explain the new age of machines and what robotic intelligence will mean for life as we know it.

Who should read The Age of Spiritual Machines?

  • Anyone freaking out about artificial intelligence
  • Computer and social scientists
  • Futurists and inventors

What To Do When Machines Do Everything

What To Do When Machines Do Everything

Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring
How To Get Ahead In A World Of AI, Algorithms, Bots and Big Data
4.2 (100 ratings)

What's What To Do When Machines Do Everything about?

What To Do When Machines Do Everything (2017) takes a realistic look at what lies ahead for traditional jobs when industries adopt the next wave of automation: How can automation be incorporated into current business models? What should workers and managers expect? And what will happen to the economy as a whole?

Who should read What To Do When Machines Do Everything?

  • Readers interested in artificial intelligence or new digital technologies
  • Entrepreneurs interested in automating their workforce
  • Students of business strategy

Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics

Eric Siegel
The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, Or Die
4.1 (66 ratings)

What's Predictive Analytics about?

Predictive Analytics (2016) provides a helpful introduction to a complex and fascinating field. Learn how data gets crunched so that people can make more informed decisions, a practice that has drastically altered the way the world conducts its research and runs its businesses. Siegel offers an enlightening glimpse at the wide-ranging areas that have been forever changed, from marketing to health care, banking to artificial intelligence.

Who should read Predictive Analytics?

  • Business students interested in applied analytics
  • Readers interested in economics
  • Tech geeks curious about artificial intelligence

Life 3.0

Life 3.0

Max Tegmark
Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
4.3 (456 ratings)

What's Life 3.0 about?

Life 3.0 (2017) is a tour through the current questions, ideas and research involved in the emerging field of artificial intelligence. Author Max Tegmark provides us a glimpse into the future, sketching out the possible scenarios that might transpire on earth. Humans might fuse with machines; we might bend machines to our will or, terrifyingly, intelligent machines could take over.

Who should read Life 3.0?

  • Artificial intelligence enthusiasts and physicists
  • Future gazers and philosophers
  • Nerds, geeks and science fiction fans

Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking

Garry Kasparov
Where Artificial Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins
3.9 (175 ratings)

What's Deep Thinking about?

Deep Thinking (2017) looks at the relationship between human intelligence, chess, and artificial intelligence. Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov gives readers a look into his favorite game and explains how computers have already surpassed human intelligence, at least when it comes to playing chess.

Who should read Deep Thinking?

  • Chess players
  • Computer enthusiasts
  • Workers worried about the rise of the machines



Tim O’Reilly
What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us
4.0 (47 ratings)

What's WTF? about?

WTF? (2017) documents the recent history and developments of modern digital technologies, and explains why, far from being harmful in and of themselves, these technologies only do damage to business and society when misunderstood by humans. Instead of fearing for the future, we should embrace it and use the attendant technological developments in ways that bring society up rather than push costs down.

Who should read WTF??

  • Business leaders seeking to understand and implement digital technologies
  • Technophobes who want their fears pacified
  • People interested in the recent history of technology

Where Will Man Take Us?

Where Will Man Take Us?

Atul Jalan
The Bold Story of the Man Technology is Creating
4.3 (54 ratings)

What's Where Will Man Take Us? about?

Where Will Man Take Us? (2019) explores how, thanks to rapid technological advances, humanity has come to stand on the cusp of a great leap forward. In just decades, our economy, health and perhaps even our biology will be transformed; these blinks explore these developments and the difficult ethical and societal questions they pose.

Who should read Where Will Man Take Us??

  • Mortals who hope one day to achieve immortality
  • People who’d like to get to grips with the latest tech developments
  • Big thinkers interested in the future of humanity and human society

AI Superpowers

AI Superpowers

Kai-Fu Lee
China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
4.4 (292 ratings)

What's AI Superpowers about?

AI Superpowers (2018) takes a revealing look at the US and China as the world stands at the precipice of the AI economy, a multi-trillion dollar industry of algorithms and automation. As a tech expert and venture capitalist with experience in both China and the US, author Kai-Fu Lee guides us through the past to discover how we got to where we are and what to expect in the future.

Who should read AI Superpowers?

  • Anyone curious about artificial intelligence
  • Executives interested in emerging markets
  • Futurists and technocrats

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

Darrell M. West
Robots, AI, and Automation
3.9 (168 ratings)

What's The Future of Work about?

The Future of Work (2018) offers keen insights about what to expect when automation and artificial intelligence change the face of the global workforce. Author Darrell M. West gathers a wealth of expert opinions to provide a thorough look at the challenges we’ll face when the industrial economy is replaced by a digital one.

Who should read The Future of Work?

  • Students of politics and social sciences
  • Workers concerned about future employment
  • Readers interested in economics

The Big Nine

The Big Nine

Amy Webb
How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity
4.4 (125 ratings)

What's The Big Nine about?

The Big Nine (2019) provides a sobering look at the past, present and future of artificial intelligence, both as a field and a form of technology. After recounting some of the most recent and startling developments, the author goes on to identify the key factors and individuals currently shaping it, the directions in which it appears to be heading and the troubling impacts it could have on the future of humanity. She also suggests some intriguing ways in which those impacts could be avoided.

Who should read The Big Nine?

  • Fans of sci-fi movies and TV shows like Westworld, Black Mirror and The Matrix
  • Citizens concerned about the societal ramifications of digital technology
  • Tech mavens wanting to keep abreast of AI research and development

The AI Economy

The AI Economy

Roger Bootle
Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age
4.0 (189 ratings)

What's The AI Economy about?

The AI Economy tackles the most pressing economic questions surrounding the rise of Artificial Intelligence. How will the development and spread of smart machines’ age affect our jobs, wages and work hours? How will it impact investment, interest rates and inequality? Acclaimed economist Roger Bootle applies his knowledge of history, technology and macroeconomics to investigate how the fourth industrial revolution will transform the global economy. 

Who should read The AI Economy?

  • Business owners and investors who want to make the most of the new economy
  • Government officials and policymakers who want to help people thrive in the robot age
  • Individuals who wish to prepare themselves for the AI revolution

To Be A Machine

To Be A Machine

Mark O’Connell
Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death
4.4 (44 ratings)

What's To Be A Machine about?

To Be a Machine (2017) charts the strange, emerging world of transhumanism, taking an honest look at the men and women working on undreamed-of new technologies. In this book, Mark O'Connell describes the people who are attempting to evade death, create hyper-intelligent machines, and even hack their own bodies.

Who should read To Be A Machine?

  • Science buffs interested in the next big thing
  • Futurists anxious about the fate of humankind
  • Fans of science fiction looking to realize their dreams

The Creativity Code

The Creativity Code

Marcus du Sautoy
How AI is learning to write, paint and think
4.4 (131 ratings)

What's The Creativity Code about?

The Creativity Code (2019) explores the growing capabilities of artificial intelligence and its recent venture into creative fields such as art, music and literature – previously thought to be exclusively human territory. Author Marcus du Sautoy takes us on a journey from the origins of our own creativity to a future of art-making algorithms in a quest to answer the existential question: Can machines be creative? 

Who should read The Creativity Code?

  • Anyone interested in artificial intelligence 
  • Lovers of art, math and music
  • Futurists who like to speculate about the coming union of human and machine



James Lovelock
The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence
4.4 (114 ratings)

What's Novacene about?

Novacene (2019) presents a startling vision of a near-future Earth in which climate change is threatening our existence and artificial intelligence technology has acquired life. The emergence of this new life-form, which will vastly surpass humanity in its intelligence, will mark the beginning of a new age in the history of Earth – an epoch the author calls the Novacene. Extremely ambitious in scope, Novacene shines a spotlight on our particular moment in history and articulates an extraordinary theory about the purpose of the Cosmos and our place in it.

Who should read Novacene?

  • Environmentalists who fear for the future of the planet
  • Luddites who want to put the brakes on technological innovation
  • Curious minds ready for a theory about humanity’s purpose in the cosmos

Tools and Weapons

Tools and Weapons

Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne
The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age
4.1 (87 ratings)

What's Tools and Weapons about?

Tools and Weapons (2019) outlines the many different ways in which digital technology can both empower and endanger us. As Microsoft insiders, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne offer unique insight into the digital present and the future we face, from advanced AI to devastating cyberwarfare. Here they argue for a world where big tech firms and governments collaborate to ensure that the future is better for all of us.

Who should read Tools and Weapons?

  • Anyone interested in how technology shapes our lives
  • Tech-heads and nerds
  • Businesspeople getting to grips with a digital future

Superhuman Innovation

Superhuman Innovation

Chris Duffey
Transforming Business with Artificial Intelligence
4.2 (155 ratings)

What's Superhuman Innovation about?

Superhuman Innovation (2019) explores the impressive breadth of possibilities that artificial intelligence (AI) offers to all fields of business, from healthcare to fashion. Rather than cause a robotic takeover, it argues, human-machine collaboration will empower businesses and consumers alike to set and achieve greater goals than ever before. 

Who should read Superhuman Innovation?

  • Business students looking for a rundown on the impact of AI across various industries
  • Entrepreneurs who want to incorporate AI into their future company 
  • Business owners seeking to better leverage the power of AI

How to Speak Machine

How to Speak Machine

John Maeda
Computational Thinking for the Rest of Us
4.1 (203 ratings)

What's How to Speak Machine about?

How to Speak Machine (2019) prepares us for a future where computers will play an increasingly dominant role in business, politics, and our personal lives. It helps us understand the inner workings of the machines we use every day and how their programming can perpetuate social issues or be used to exploit our personal data. By learning how to speak machine, we can arm ourselves with the knowledge we need to ensure that the future is inclusive and safe for everyone.

Who should read How to Speak Machine?

  • Entrepreneurs interested in forming a tech start-up
  • Policymakers who need to keep regulations up to date with technological advancements
  • Anyone who wants to understand the basics behind how computers “think”

Human Compatible

Human Compatible

Stuart Russell
Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control
4.5 (551 ratings)

What's Human Compatible about?

Human Compatible (2019) explains why the creation of a superintelligent artificial intelligence could be humanity’s final act. The blinks call to attention the potential catastrophe that humanity is heading towards, and discuss what needs to be done to avoid it. If we’re to ensure AI remains beneficial to humans in the long run, we may need to radically rethink its design.

Who should read Human Compatible?

  • AI specialists who could benefit from a new approach to AI design
  • Students of AI looking for an overview of its key problems
  • Anyone concerned about how AI is likely to transform society in the near future

Architects of Intelligence

Architects of Intelligence

Martin Ford
The truth about AI from the people building it
4.3 (299 ratings)

What's Architects of Intelligence about?

Architects of Intelligence (2018) is a collection of interviews with researchers, scientists, businessmen, and thinkers at the forefront of digital technology and artificial intelligence. There isn’t much agreement to be found among them about how fast the technology is developing, how soon we’ll all be driving autonomous cars, or the possibility of a breakthrough in general intelligence. But we can rest assured that AI technology is destined to shake the core of society, the economy, and life itself in unimaginable and unprecedented ways.

Who should read Architects of Intelligence?

  • Futurists who love to consider how our world may soon change
  • AI-fearers who worry that technology could be destructive to humanity
  • Anyone curious about developments in AI

Deep Medicine

Deep Medicine

Eric Topol
How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again
4.4 (97 ratings)

What's Deep Medicine about?

Deep Medicine (2019) explores how artificial intelligence could dramatically reshape the health-care industry, from how illnesses are diagnosed to the ways patients are cared for. Our current experience of care is “shallow,” as overworked clinicians rush through patients without truly empathizing, listening, or being present. Artificial intelligence has the power to change this – and, perhaps paradoxically, to bring the human side back to medicine.

Who should read Deep Medicine?

  • Health-care professionals and students
  • Futurists interested in how AI may impact the health-care industry
  • Anyone who’s ever been frustrated by flaws in the medical care they’ve received

Deepfakes and the Infocalypse

Deepfakes and the Infocalypse

Nina Schick
What You Urgently Need To Know
3.8 (109 ratings)

What's Deepfakes and the Infocalypse about?

Deepfakes and the Infocalypse (2020) is an urgent warning about the dangers posed by fake – but extremely realistic – audiovisual material called deepfakes. They are powered by artificial intelligence, and scammers and hackers are already using them to defraud businesses and harass individuals. Governments are joining in, as well; the use of deepfakes for propaganda is growing. We need to actively prepare for a time when deepfakes become commonplace. If we don’t, we’ll barrel headfirst into an information apocalypse.

Who should read Deepfakes and the Infocalypse?

  • Anyone who hasn’t heard of deepfakes
  • Citizens concerned about political polarization and the breakdown of trust in society
  • Tech-savvy individuals who feel they can’t be fooled by fake content

Leadership by Algorithm

Leadership by Algorithm

David De Cremer
Who Leads and Who Follows in the AI Era?
4.1 (162 ratings)

What's Leadership by Algorithm about?

Leadership by Algorithm (2020) examines the opportunities and challenges artificial intelligence poses for twenty-first-century companies. From dealing with disgruntled employees to the gradual rise of soft skills, this book traces the various ways AI is set to change the structure of businesses.

Who should read Leadership by Algorithm?

  • Industry leaders who never want to be out of touch
  • Tech buffs interested in the real-world uses of AI
  • Employees concerned about AI’s role in the workplace

A World Without Work

A World Without Work

Daniel Susskind
Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond
4.2 (117 ratings)

What's A World Without Work about?

A World Without Work (2020) is an exploration into how artificial intelligence will bring unemployment to so many industries – and why that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The author outlines the history of technological progress and explains how new capabilities will allow for unprecedented productivity. Yes, many jobs will become irrelevant, but, as a society, we can ensure that everybody will be better off in this new world.

Who should read A World Without Work?

  • Forecasters
  • Technophiles and luddites alike
  • Anyone curious about the future of work

Stealing Fire

Stealing Fire

Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
3.9 (166 ratings)

What's Stealing Fire about?

Stealing Fire (2017) explores the controversial and exciting pursuit of altered states of consciousness. From tech entrepreneurs to BASE jumpers, meditators to festival-goers, it takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the revolutionary nonconformists trying to change the way they experience the world.

Who should read Stealing Fire?

  • Burning Man enthusiasts
  • Entrepreneurs curious about performance hacks
  • Psychology buffs interested in alternative therapies

The Science and Technology of Growing Young

The Science and Technology of Growing Young

Sergey Young
An Insider's Guide to the Breakthroughs That Will Dramatically Extend Our Lifespan . . . and What You Can Do Right Now
4.4 (361 ratings)

What's The Science and Technology of Growing Young about?

The Science and Technology of Growing Young (2021) reveals that the Longevity Revolution is just around the corner. Thanks to developments in AI, quantum computing, and genome sequencing, we’re able to engage in genetic engineering, manufacture new body parts, and treat diseases before they’ve even begun to affect us. These developments will soon allow us to live longer and healthier lives than we ever thought possible.

Who should read The Science and Technology of Growing Young?

  • Tech geeks curious about how AI has impacted health care
  • Middle-aged people wanting to reverse the effects of aging
  • People who want to find out how to optimize their health to live longer, fuller lives

Genius Makers

Genius Makers

Cade Metz
The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World
4.3 (73 ratings)

What's Genius Makers about?

Genius Makers (2021) tells the story of the current race to develop artificial intelligence. This expansive report covers the sprawling history of AI, from its early development to today’s current controversies.

Who should read Genius Makers?

  • AI skeptics critical of emerging trends
  • Techno-utopians eager for the digital singularity
  • Anyone curious about the future of computers

Career Fear (and how to beat it)

Career Fear (and how to beat it)

Somi Arian
Get the Perspective, Mindset and Skills You Need to Futureproof Your Work Life
4.1 (74 ratings)

What's Career Fear (and how to beat it) about?

Career Fear (and how to beat it) (2020) sounds the alarm on how jobs are rapidly changing due to technological advancements. Taking a historical perspective on the evolution of work cultures, it brings to light the necessary mindset and uniquely human skills to thrive in a future defined by artificial intelligence. 

Who should read Career Fear (and how to beat it)?

  • Professionals seeking a new career 
  • People interested in the future of work
  • Anyone worrying about their career path

The Emperor's New Mind

The Emperor's New Mind

Roger Penrose
Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics
4.6 (219 ratings)

What's The Emperor's New Mind about?

The Emperor’s New Mind (1989) is a timeless argument against the computability of the human mind. Taking you on a fascinating journey through math, computer science, philosophy, and physics, famous mathematician Roger Penrose explains what makes the human mind so special – and what quantum mechanics has to do with consciousness.

Who should read The Emperor's New Mind?

  • Math freaks and science geeks 
  • Hobby psychologists and armchair philosophers
  • Anyone concerned about a robot uprising



Kenneth Cukier, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Francis de Véricourt
Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil
4.1 (62 ratings)

What's Framers about?

Framers (2021) takes a bird’s eye view of the issues facing our world today, from pandemics to political polarization, and presents a visionary solution. That solution lies with framing –⁠ the conscious or unconscious act of viewing the world through a particular lens. By recognizing and rethinking the frames we use, we can optimize our attitudes toward the world and give ourselves a leg up in the face of major social, economic, and scientific challenges.

Who should read Framers?

  • Abstract thinkers concerned about global issues
  • Decision-makers who tend to over-rely on their gut instincts
  • Innovators struggling to bring their vision into reality

The New Breed

The New Breed

Kate Darling
What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots
4.1 (42 ratings)

What's The New Breed about?

The New Breed (2021) offers new insights into the ongoing debate surrounding robots and artificial intelligence. Instead of looking at robots as a human replacement or threat, the author sees a more accurate comparison in the long relationship we’ve had with autonomous animals, which have helped us feel better and get work done.

Who should read The New Breed?

  • Popular science enthusiasts
  • Panicking futurists
  • Technophobes

AI 2041

AI 2041

Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan
Ten Visions for Our Future
4.2 (512 ratings)

What's AI 2041 about?

AI 2041 (2021) is a provocative work of speculative fiction with analysis that explores the ways in which AI will shake up our world over the next twenty years. We’re just at the beginning of the technological revolution that AI will bring. By imagining what that future will look like, we can start preparing for the changes to come.

Who should read AI 2041?

  • Entrepreneurs wanting to learn about how AI will transform the world of work
  • Sci-fi lovers interested in exploring techno utopias and dystopias
  • People curious about how societies are affected by changing technologies

What We Owe the Future

What We Owe the Future

William MacAskill
4.3 (222 ratings)

What's What We Owe the Future about?

What We Owe the Future (2022) makes the case for longtermism –⁠ the idea that people today have an obligation to create a good future for successive generations. Using philosophical reasoning, historical anecdotes, and social science research, it argues that the current moment could decide whether future people will live happy, flourishing lives or extraordinarily miserable ones. By carefully considering our actions with respect to issues like AI safety, biotechnology, and value lock-in, we increase the chances that future people will thrive –⁠ just as many of us do, now, thanks to people from the past.

Who should read What We Owe the Future?

  • Activists and charity donors who want to maximize the good they do
  • People interested in moral philosophy and ethics 
  • Anyone concerned about the future of humanity

The Future is Faster Than You Think

The Future is Faster Than You Think

Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives
4.1 (117 ratings)

What's The Future is Faster Than You Think about?

The Future is Faster Than You Think (2020) examines how converging exponential technologies (AI, robotics, 3D printing, CRISPR, Blockchain) are reinventing every industry this decade. Starting with flying cars and artificial intelligence, it explores and predicts the future of industries including retail, manufacturing, transportation, health care, education, finance, and insurance. It also offers a vision for how these technologies can be applied to address many of the world’s most pressing problems.

Who should read The Future is Faster Than You Think?

  • Futurists hungry for big-picture technology visions
  • Anyone interested in AI in the real world
  • Innovation geeks

The Automation Advantage

The Automation Advantage

Bhaskar Ghosh, Gayathri Pallail and Rajendra Prasad
Embrace the Future of Productivity and Improve Speed, Quality, and Customer Experience Through AI
3.9 (127 ratings)

What's The Automation Advantage about?

The Automation Advantage (2021) provides a roadmap for building automation and AI in a modern organization. From the different stages a business must go through on its automation journey to the best ways to reassure employees worried about job destruction, it shows leaders how to prosper in a future world.

Who should read The Automation Advantage?

  • Business leaders looking to automate
  • Employees at companies set to flirt with AI
  • Anyone interested in how tech will transform the world

The Adaptation Advantage

The Adaptation Advantage

Heather E. McGowan and Chris Shipley
Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work
4.4 (258 ratings)

What's The Adaptation Advantage about?

The Adaptation Advantage (2020) explores how to navigate the future of work – without worrying about the robots taking over. It provides actionable insights on how to tap into uniquely human attributes like adaptation to excel.

Who should read The Adaptation Advantage?

  • Workers worried about the rise of the machines
  • Managers and business owners seeking new perspectives
  • Futurologists fascinated by what’s coming next

The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is

The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is

Justin E.H. Smith
A History, A Philosophy, A Warning
4.0 (137 ratings)

What's The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is about?

The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is (2022) offers startlingly new ways of understanding the world wide web, and strongly challenges us to examine our long-held beliefs about the supremacy of human cognition. It confronts our most closely-held (and least examined) ideas about the internet and social media, and weaves together observations from centuries of philosophy, mathematics, science and history.

Who should read The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is?

  • Those feeling overwhelmed by the pace of life in the information age 
  • Anyone worried about the addictive side of social media 
  • The Zoom-fatigued looking for better ways to connect.



Nouriel Roubini
Ten Dangerous Trends That Imperil Our Future, and How to Survive Them
3.9 (345 ratings)

What's MegaThreats about?

MegaThreats (2022) delves into the ten most pressing potential threats to humanity's future. The author examines the evidence and potential consequences for each threat, questioning whether we are doing enough to prevent or prepare for them.

Who should read MegaThreats?

  • Futurists
  • Students of economics
  • Doomsday preppers



Reid Hoffman with GPT-4
Amplifying Our Humanity Through AI
4.3 (224 ratings)

What's Impromptu about?

Impromptu (2023) is a speculative, in-depth conversation involving GPT-4 – a Large Language Model Artificial Intelligence. By discussing real-life stories and potential applications, it paints a future in which Artificial Intelligence is a tool that can push the limits of education, creativity, business, and more. Join the conversation, and prepare for an exciting future that will unlock the true potential of humankind.

Who should read Impromptu?

  • The curious and optimistic who are eagerly following the world-changing developments of Artificial Intelligence
  • Skeptical doomsayers who would like to hear a less-dystopian outlook for the future
  • Anyone unfamiliar with AI who would like to learn what all the fuss is about.

A Thousand Brains

A Thousand Brains

Jeff Hawkins
A New Theory of Intelligence
4.7 (69 ratings)

What's A Thousand Brains about?

A Thousand Brains (2021) explores the fundamental nature of intelligence. It poses the theory that the brain is a collection of thousands of mini-brains, each generating and refining their own predictions. It also delves into the implications of this theory for artificial intelligence and our understanding of consciousness.

Who should read A Thousand Brains?

  • Fans of neuroscience who are interested in the latest research
  • Anyone curious about how humans think and learn
  • Those ready for an in-depth guide to one of life’s great mysteries

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Nicolas Sabouret
4.3 (360 ratings)

What's Understanding Artificial Intelligence about?

Understanding Artificial Intelligence (2021) aims to demystify the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for everyone, including those who don’t have an IT or mathematical background. It will give you a basic understanding of how AI works and why sometimes it makes mistakes or offers imperfect solutions.

Who should read Understanding Artificial Intelligence?

  • The AI-curious
  • Nonspecialists who want to deepen their knowledge about AI
  • Sci-Fi fans worried about a dystopian future ruled over by AI overlords

That Little Voice in Your Head

That Little Voice in Your Head

Mo Gawdat
Adjust the Code That Runs Your Brain
4.5 (355 ratings)

What's That Little Voice in Your Head about?

That Little Voice in Your Head (2022) is a guide to understanding and optimizing your brain so you can live a happier life, using concepts from computer science and neuroscience to map the mind as an operating system. It includes many simple exercises to help you take control of your brain, thoughts, and emotions to reshape your own experience and positively affect the lives of others.

Who should read That Little Voice in Your Head?

  • Anyone interested in achieving happiness
  • People who want to increase their emotional intelligence
  • Those interested in an expert computer science perspective on the human brain as AI evolves 

The Alignment Problem

The Alignment Problem

Brian Christian
Machine Learning and Human Values
3.2 (43 ratings)

What's The Alignment Problem about?

The Alignment Problem (2021) is both a history of the development of AI as well as a prophetic warning about what is to come. From the inherent bias in training data to the extreme speed of progress, Brian Christian details the potential dangers of and solutions to the AI problem.

Who should read The Alignment Problem?

  • Science and tech enthusiasts
  • Those interested in AI
  • Students of history and technology

Marketing 5.0

Marketing 5.0

Philip Kotler & Hermawan Kartajaya & Iwan Setiawan
Technology for Humanity
4.2 (23 ratings)

What's Marketing 5.0 about?

Marketing 5.0 (2021) introduces the concept of a new era in marketing focused on leveraging technology to improve human lives. It provides strategies and examples demonstrating how the synthesis of advanced data-driven capabilities with human creativity, ethics, and empathy will allow companies to deliver tailored customer experiences amidst a complex, rapidly evolving marketplace.

Who should read Marketing 5.0?

  • Marketing professionals
  • Brand managers
  • Business leaders



Eric Lamarre & Kate Smaje & Rodney Zemmel
The McKinsey Guide to Outcompeting in the Age of Digital and AI
3.6 (16 ratings)

What's Rewired about?

Rewired (2023) presents a transformative roadmap crafted by the world's foremost management consultancy. It guides businesses on enhancing customer experiences, streamlining costs, and harnessing the immense potential of digital and AI. Dive in, and position your company for unparalleled long-term success.

Who should read Rewired?

  • Business leaders navigating digital transformation
  • Teams spearheading AI-driven enterprise initiatives
  • Consultants seeking proven digital strategy blueprints

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