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Books on Artificial Intelligence to Read in 2024

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The growth and advancements that we have seen in recent years in the realm of technology have been substantial, especially with the evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As AI continues to evolve, its impact on society deepens, revolutionizing how we work, communicate, and interact with the world around us. However, alongside its growth comes the need for ethical guidelines, regulatory frameworks, and ongoing research to ensure that AI development remains aligned with human values.

In this blog we have compiled a list of books about AI to help our readers broaden their knowledge and understanding of these technologies. Books allow us to learn and improve our critical thinking skills through the language and perspectives of different authors. In addition, reading can boost emotional development and career prospects by 50% to 100%. Let’s take a look at some of the books on AI that are available as well as a few that will be released this year.

Author: Melanie Mitchell

Amazon Rating: 4.6/5

Released in 2019, this book examines the current state of AI and how it is shaping and transforming our world. Leading computer scientist and award-winning author Melanie Mitchell  discusses the history of AI and the more recent series of apparent successes, grand hopes, and emerging fears surrounding it. With the growth of AI, there are many concerns about its true intelligence and the idea of it replacing the need for human interaction. Mitchell addresses these thoughts in her book and explores the disconnect between what she refers to as hype and actual achievements in AI. 

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans combines accounts of interesting and modern work in the field with Melanie Mitchell’s humor and personal observations. This guide to AI helps the reader to understand the impact of today’s AI as well as the future of these intelligent technologies. 

Author: Kai-Fu Lee & Chen Qiufan

Amazon Rating: 4.3/5

Written by a pioneering technologist and an acclaimed writer, AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future delves into what a world shaped by AI would look like 20 years from the book’s release in 2021. This look into the future was named a best book of the year by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and the Financial Times. It consists of ten short stories and accompanying commentary in which the authors introduce several different settings and characters living in a world shaped by AI technologies. 

Many individuals have both curiosities and fears about the future of AI, and authors Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan address both in this science-fiction exploration into the year 2041. 

Author: Hannah Fry

Amazon Rating: 4.5/5

This 2018 book discusses the ups and downs of the algorithms that we encounter everyday. In a world that is becoming shaped by Artificial Intelligence, there may be several dilemmas that we face when it comes to the uncertainty of dealing with these technologies. Mathematician and author Hannah Fry teaches the reader about the inner workings of algorithms and shows how human bias can find its way into the code. 

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms uses real world stories with accessible explanations of the mathematics that make algorithms function. Hannah Fry shares her knowledge and expertise of algorithms and displays their strengths, limitations, and ability to improve human systems. This is a great read for those looking to learn more about the pros and cons of AI in our world.

Author: Juan M. Lavista Ferres, William B. Weeks, Brad Smith (Foreword)

Release Date: February 28, 2024

This upcoming release features an insightful discussion from a team of veteran Microsoft AI researchers on how Microsoft is tackling social issues with the power of Artificial Intelligence. AI for Good features real examples of researchers using AI with replicable methods and reusable AI code to inspire readers’ own uses.

Authors Ferres and Weeks teach the reader about AI and about how scientists use it to mitigate climate change, analyze data without bias, speed disaster relief, provide better patient experience, and more. This guide to social change through the use of AI is a great resource for both technical and nontechnical professionals to learn more about the potential of using AI for good.

Author: Bernard Marr

Release Date: March 25, 2024

This new book coming out next month journeys through one of the pinnacles of today’s technological evolution: Generative AI. Renowned futurist and author Bernard Marr delves into the profound impact of GenAI on business and society as a whole, from crafting intricate industrial designs and writing computer code to machines that can create groundbreaking medicines. The 19 chapters of this book highlight the innovative GenAI applications through practical examples while also addressing possible risks and challenges. 

Generative AI in Practice helps the reader to understand the potential of GenAI in different industries and provides them with insights on how to implement GenAI, how it is different from traditional AI, and a comprehensive list of GenAI tools.

Author: Ethan Mollick

Release Date: April 2, 2024

Author and professor Ethan Mollick’s upcoming book is a guide to working, learning, and living in the new age of AI. Mollick has become one of the most prominent explainers of AI and shares his knowledge and focus on the practical aspects of how AI tools can transform the world around us. In Co-Intelligence: Living and Working with AI, he uses real examples of AI in action as he examines its impact on business and education.

This anticipated read will challenge the reader to utilize the power of AI and learn from it without being misled. It highlights the importance and usefulness of Artificial Intelligence in this new era, encouraging humans to work alongside AI machines to shape a better future.

Looking for more of our book recommendations? Visit one of our other blogs to find great reads to help boost your career.



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