Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Books Read By Billionaires & Experts in October, 2023


Elon Musk is cautioning once more about the potential energy of Artificial Intelligence.


“AI will be the best or worst thing ever for humanity,” says the billionaire entrepreneur via Twitter.


He likewise suggests a book regarding the matter: “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” by MIT professor Max Tegmark. Musk says the book “is absolutely worth reading.”

The book gives knowledge into a future with the computerized reasoning that Musk has been cautioning the world about.

Musk says that AI poses “vastly more risk than North Korea,” according to a comment made in August.

He calls artificial intelligence a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization,” addressing a social occasion of governors in July.

Be that as it may, Musk didn’t arrive without anyone else. “I love reading books,” he has answered when requested that how he learned from rockets, as indicated by an Esquire profile.

Musk isn’t timid about sharing his most loved books and clarifying the ways they shaped him. Also, for a look into how he’s reasoning about the future, here are the books that he has prescribed to clarify where we’re going.


Nobody likes being regulated, but everything (cars, planes, food, drugs, etc) that’s a danger to the public is regulated. AI should be too. 6:11 AM – Aug 12, 2017

Musk likewise supports government direction of artificial intelligence, saying the government ought to be “proactive in control,” not responsive.

10 Books About the Future that Tech Billionaire Elon Musk swears by



1.) Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by MIT professor Max Tegmark



Worth reading Life 3.0 by @Tegmark. AI will be the best or worst thing ever for humanity, so let’s get it right. Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 29, 2017



We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society and even, our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionize our collective future – and there’s nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and co-founder of the Future of Life Institute.

Life 3.0 gives us the tools to join what may be the most important conversation of our time, guiding us through the most controversial issues around AI today — from super-intelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.




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2.) Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom


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. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains.

If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine super-intelligence.





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3.) Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat


“If you read just one book that makes you confront scary high-tech realities that we’ll soon have no choice but to address, make it this one.” The Washington Post.


Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see and even who you date. It puts the “smart” in your smartphone and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street and controls vital energy, water and transportation infrastructure. But Artificial Intelligence can also threaten our existence.


In as little as a decade, AI could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI’s Holy Grail human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained it, scientists argue, it will have survival drives much like our own.





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4.) Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters


The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.

It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar.


“Every new creation goes from 0 to 1.”






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5.) How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed – Ray Kurzweil


Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.

Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the worlds problems. He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating.




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6.) The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World


Algorithms increasingly run our lives. They find books, movies, jobs, and dates for us, manage our investments, and discover new drugs. More and more, these algorithms work by learning from the trails of data we leave in our new digital world. Like curious children, they observe us, imitate, and experiment.

And in the world’s top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask.

Machine learning is the automation of discovery, the scientific method on steroids that enables intelligent robots and computers to program themselves. No field of science today is more important yet more shrouded in mystery. 




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7.) The Second Machine Age By Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee


In The Second Machine Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee—two thinkers at the forefront of their field—reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives.

Amid this bounty will also be a wrenching change. Professions of all kinds—from lawyers to truck drivers—will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar.




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8.) The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Human Mind


In this mind-expanding book, scientific pioneer Marvin Minsky continues his groundbreaking research, offering a fascinating new model for how our minds work. He argues persuasively that emotions, intuitions, and feelings are not distinct things, but different ways of thinking

By examining these different forms of mind activity, Minsky says, we can explain why our thought sometimes takes the form of carefully reasoned analysis and at other times turns to emotion. He shows how our minds progress from simple, instinctive kinds of thought to more complex forms, such as consciousness or self-awareness.





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9.) The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism by Calum Chace


“Read The Economic Singularity if you want to think intelligently about the future.” – Aubrey de Grey


This new book from best-selling AI writer Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money.  Self-driving cars will probably be the canary in the coal mine, providing a wake-up call for everyone who isn’t yet paying attention. All jobs will be affected, from fast food McJobs to lawyers and journalists. This is the single most important development facing humanity in the first half of the 21st century.

The fashionable belief that Universal Basic Income is the solution is only partly correct.  We are probably going to need an entirely new economic system, and we better start planning soon – for the Economic Singularity!

The outcome can be very good – a world in which machines do all the boring jobs and humans do pretty much what they please. But there are major risks, which we can only avoid by being alert to the possible futures and planning how to avoid the negative ones.





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10.) Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing: Behavioral and Cognitive Modeling of the Human Brain by Amit Konar


With all the material available in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and soft computing-texts, monographs, and journal articles-there remains a serious gap in the literature. Until now, there has been no comprehensive resource accessible to a broad audience yet containing a depth and breadth of information that enables the reader to fully understand and readily apply AI and soft computing concepts.

Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing fills this gap. It presents both the traditional and the modern aspects of AI and soft computing in a clear, insightful, and highly comprehensive style. It provides an in-depth analysis of mathematical models and algorithms and demonstrates their applications in real-world problems




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Books changed my life in recent years. I was forced to peruse books in my formal education and avoided  perusing books in my corporate activity.

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