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Artificial intelligence is a fascinating topic, and there are several different categories of AI literature to choose from: fiction, nonfiction, and technical books.

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Posing the question ‘how can I understand AI?’ is nearly as daunting as asking ‘what is the meaning of life?’
- James Vincent

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What is Artificial Intelligence Literature?
Artificial intelligence is a fascinating topic, and there have been many books written about the subject. When you're looking for a book about artificial intelligence, there are several different categories of AI literature to choose from: fiction, nonfiction, and technical books. 
These books can help us better understand the scientific, cultural, and philosophical implications of AI evolution.
James Vincent of The Verge writes that AI novels can help us contemplate “Questions like, ‘what is the nature of creativity?’ and ‘how do we define consciousness?’ Posing the question ‘how can I understand AI?’ is nearly as daunting as asking ‘what is the meaning of life?’”
What are the Best Books About Artificial Intelligence? 
The fiction category of artificial intelligence literature is the most popular. These books are written by science fiction and speculative fiction authors, considering the future of artificial intelligence and the role it will play in society. 
I, Robot  by Isaac Asimov digital book - Fable

I, Robot

By Isaac Asimov

Asimov sets up and knocks down concerns about technology and gives the 21st century reader a welcome reminder that technology is supposed to free us to live life, rather than enslave us.

Neuromancer  by William Gibson digital book - Fable

Neuromancer

By William Gibson

A shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.

Midnight Robber  by Nalo Hopkinson digital book - Fable

Midnight Robber

By Nalo Hopkinson

It's Carnival time and the Caribbean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance, and pageantry. Masked "Midnight Robbers" waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words.

Robopocalypse  by Daniel H. Wilson  digital book - Fable

Robopocalypse

By Daniel H. Wilson

Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe.

The nonfiction category of artificial intelligence literature is for people who want to learn more about the field, but who don't possess an extensive background in computer science. These books are written by journalists and technology-focused authors.
The Master Algorithm  by Pedro Domingos  digital book - Fable

The Master Algorithm

By Pedro Domingos

Pedro Domingos assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner--the Master Algorithm--and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its bible.

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You  by Janelle Shane  digital book - Fable

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

By Janelle Shane

In this smart, often hilarious introduction to the most interesting science of our time, Janelle Shane shows how these programs learn, fail, and adapt—and how they reflect the best and worst of humanity.

The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values by Brian Christian digital book - Fable

The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values

By Brian ChristianFable Club Pick

A book examining the necessity of aligning the purpose of machines with our own purpose, and the book examines the different projects and methods that have taken place in order to best align these purposes.

The Singularity is Near  by Ray Kurzweil  digital book - Fable

The Singularity is Near

By Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil examines the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.

Race After Technology  by Ruha Benjamin digital book - Fable

Race After Technology

By Ruha BenjaminFable Club Pick

Learn about the dangerous implications of AI built in a society that favors whiteness.

The technical category is for people who want to study machine learning, language models, and other aspects of AI research. Written by academics, scientists, and other researchers, these require a stronger background in computer science.
Deep Learning  by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville  digital book - Fable

Deep Learning

By Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville

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.

Reinforcement Learning  by Richard S. Sutton and Andrew G. Barto  digital book - Fable

Reinforcement Learning

By Richard S. Sutton and Andrew G. Barto

Richard Sutton and Andrew Barto provide a clear and simple account of the key ideas and algorithms of reinforcement learning. Their discussion ranges from the history of the field's intellectual foundations to the most recent developments and applications.

Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing  by Christopher Manning  digital book - Fable

Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing

By Christopher Manning

This foundational text provides broad but rigorous coverage of mathematical and linguistic foundations, as well as detailed discussion of statistical methods, allowing students and researchers to construct their own implementations.

Python Machine Learning by Wei-Meng Lee digital book - Fable

Python Machine Learning

By Wei-Meng Lee

Python makes machine learning easy for beginners and experienced developers. There is no better time to learn machine learning using Python. Machine learning tasks that once required enormous processing power are now possible on desktop machines.

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