Handy Provides You with Artificial Intelligence Books You Must Read



Artificial Intelligence is a complex subject. Some say it may lead to the doom of humanity while others see it as a way towards human evolution and unparalleled technological advancements. According to Handy, irrespective of the camp you side with, artificial intelligence is exceptionally fascinating. Here are some of the artificial intelligence books you must read this year:

The Books

  1. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence – Your time with this book would be nothing short of a remarkable engagement. In the first chapter itself, you become aware of why this subject may be the most important conversation of this century or perhaps millennia. Max Tegmark provides you plenty of information in his book about the age of AI, smart technologies, and the effects it may have on our society at both socio-economic and domestic levels.

It can also be a great research material for journalists, advanced-level analysts, and anyone who wants to deep dive into the subject.

  1. Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence – If you are unfamiliar with AI or new to the industry of advanced tech, this book is the perfect 250+ pages guide. It answers basic questions related to the subject and the book by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb works well to declutter the cloud of confusion about the influence of AI in our economy.

If you are a professional who wants a rough guide about the skills that you may require in the job market of changing technology, this book is perfect. It can also prepare you with management skills that may be required to survive through or be a part of the upcoming disruptions.

  1. Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War – Paul Scharre is an ex-US army ranger and has a plethora of information when it comes to weaponry systems used in tanks, airplanes, drones, and even artillery. If you want to further confirm your bias towards weaponized AI and a “Skynet from Terminator” scenario where AI takes prime control in the future over the military then this is the book to read. It is a great resource for learning about the impact of autonomous systems and machines on modern or future warfare.
  1. AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order – This book from Kaifu Lee is one of the best sellers in the American market. The author is an AI entrepreneur and former CEO of Google China. In this book, he provides the first-hand experience of the AI shift in China. The book has interesting takes on the future of automation in the workforce and the ongoing AI race among some of the top countries.


Handy believes that there are plenty of books that are published every week on similar topics. However, these are some of the best books that give you a possible peek into a very different Earth. One where we may be at war with machines or conquer the future with them.

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