Nick Bostrom
Artificial Intelligence

The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful--possibly beyond our control. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on humans than on the species itself, so would the fate of humankind depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence.

Who should read this book:

  • People interested in technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence
  • Anyone interested in the dangers of A.I and potential strategies to mitigate disasters

Recommended by:

Elon Musk
Sam Harris
Naval Ravikant