Start with this article on Wait But Why. Its fascinating and shouldn’t be missed even if you have almost no interest in computers.
The article is largely based on Nick Bostrom’s work. If you like it, you should check out his book book Superintelligence. It also discusses many of Ray Kurzweil’s ideas. Some of which are a bit far fetched, but hey, this is AI we’re talking about, it’s all far fetched.
More AI Stuff
- Edge.org’s question of the year was What do You Think About Machines that Think. They have complied 192 very short essays on the subject. The essays are also available in book format.
- Are You Living in a Computer Simulation? is a short essay by Nick Bostrom. Also see the site it spawned. Warning: this is not to be read in moments of existential angst.
- Here’s Bostrom speaking at Google.
- And finally, Our Final Invention, another AI book. This one by James Barrat.