I'm still working on my AI book and part of that process is reading every other non-fiction, non-technical AI book (both to see what they say and see what else is out there). 

Do you have any additions to the list below?  Preferably from the past 5 years and I'm generally not seeking textbooks or books that have academics as the main audience. 

I have short reviews of most of the first 40 but they are scattered so perhaps I'll include them in a future post. 

Book TitleAuthorYear Published
The Singularity is NearRay Kurzweil2005
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st CenturyPW Singer2009
Global Catastrophic RisksEd: Bostrom and Cirkovic2011
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, StrategiesNick Bostrom2014
The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our WorldPedro Domingos2015
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial IntelligenceMax Tegmark2017
AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World OrderKai-Fu Lee2018
Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building itMartin Ford2018
Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop CatastrophesRichard Clarke and RP Eddy2018
The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial IntelligenceAmir Husain2018
Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial IntelligenceJacob Turner2018
Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of ControlStuart Russell2019
The AI Does Not Hate You: The Rationalists and Their Quest to Save the WorldTom Chivers2019
Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can TrustGary Marcus, Ernest Davis2019
The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of AutomationCarl Benedikt Frey2019
Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your MindSusan Schneider2019
Who's Afraid of AI?: Fear and Promise in the Age of Thinking MachinesThomas Ramge2019
The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human ValuesBrian Christian2020
The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of HumanityToby Ord2020
A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We AreFlynn Coleman2020
T-Minus AI: Humanity's Countdown to Artificial Intelligence and the New Pursuit of Global PowerMichael Kanaan2020
The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI(Eds) M Dubber, F Pasquale, S Das2020
Deepfakes: The Coming InfocalypseNina Schick2020
AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking about Intelligent MachinesCave et al2020
AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our FutureKai-Fu Lee, Chen Qiufan2021
Evil Robots, Killer Computers, and Other Myths: The Truth About AI and the Future of HumanitySteven Shwartz2021
A Vulnerable System: The History of Information Security in the Computer AgeAndrew Stewart2021
Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial IntelligenceKate Crawford2021
The Age of AI: And Our Human FutureD. P. Huttenlocher, Eric Schmidt, Henry Kissinger2021
The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von NeumannAnanyo Bhattacharya2022
The Oxford Handbook of AI GovernanceBullock et al (eds)2022
Dignity in a Digital Age: Making tech work for all of usRo Khanna2022
The New Fire: War, Peace, and Democracy in the Age of AIBen Buchanan and Andrew Imbrie2022
What We Owe The FutureWilliam MacAskill2022
Ethical MachinesReid Blackman2022
Relationships 5.0: How AI, VR, and Robots Will Reshape Our Emotional LivesElyakim Kislev2022
The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize EverythingMatthew Ball2022
Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical TechnologyChris Miller2022
The Equality MachineOrly Lobel2022
Power and Prediction: The Disruptive Economics of Artificial IntelligenceAjay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb2022
Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence HardcoverPaul ScharreFeb. 28, 2023
Stoic Philosophy and the Control Problem of AI Technology: Caught in the WebEdward H. Spence2021
Evolutionary Digital Environment Net: A Unified Compromise for the AI Control Problem and Climate CrisisTR Simmons2021
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of PowerShoshana Zuboff2019
Artificial Intelligence Safety and SecurityEdited by Roman V. Yampolskiy (Multiple authors included like Kurzweil, Max Tegmark, Nick Bostrom)2018
Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World (didn't grab me)Mo Gawdat2021
Ray Kurweils' book in 2024  





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Darren -- thanks for sharing this very comprehensive list; I can't think of anything to add!

Looking forward to your book. I agree that we need more accessible, but technically accurate, books on AI issues. Happy to read any chapter drafts if you want some feedback, in due course.

Mighty kind of you. I'll be in touch. 

How about Melanie Mitchell’s Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans?

There's also Olle Häggström's Tänkande maskiner. It's in Swedish but IMO it's superior as an introduction to both Human Compatible and Superintelligence (the only other book-length treatments I've read).

Shunryu Colin Garvey wrote a dissertation titled "Averting AI catastrophe: improving democratic intelligence for technological risk governance." The pdf is 376 pages (including citations).

Additionally, Garvey's Stanford HAI profile says "his book manuscript, Terminated? How Society Can Avert the Coming AI Catastrophe, is under review."

Thanks for sharing, this and the others.  I read that one and it was a bit more about the rationality community than the risks. (It's in the list with a different title)

The AI Does Not Hate You is the same book as The Rationalist's Guide to the Galaxy? I didn't realize that. Why do they have different titles?

Cass Sunstein's book, Averting Catastrophe, also seems relevant, although it doesn't focus on AI.

I'd recommend Reflections on Intelligence (the revised edition) by Magnus Vinding. It's a short e-book/long essay which is rather critical about the notion of "superintelligent" AI specifically.

I recommend A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence by Michael Wooldridge

The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can’t Think the Way We Do by Erik J. Larson wasn't mentioned.

Oops, looks like I read that last July (and didn't agree with the general thesis). Thanks for the comment. 

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