Science fiction lovers have a common trope they all live – Artificial Intelligence. The fact that AI is something human that imitates human is something that creates a world of possibilities. Lots of authors have explored these possibilities in wacky and unconventional ways to create dazzling fiction that proves the width of their imagination. Today, we’ve made a list of 9 best books on artificial intelligence you should read. So let us jump right into it and see which are best AI books.
List of 9 Best Books on Artificial Intelligence You Should Read:
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip Dick
- The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov
- Singularity Sky by Charles Cross
- Robocalypse by Daniel Wilson
- Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
- Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
- AI Apocalypse by William Hertling
- When Minds Collide by Marjorie F Baldwin
- Sentience by Courtney Hunter
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip Dick
This first book in the Blade Runner series is set in the futuristic January 2021. Admittedly, the hour is past and there has been no AI revolutions yet, but the book is still stunning. In this setting, androids have imitated humans perfectly. Our protagonist Rick has the license to kill them but the problem is that they aren’t very different from humans, which makes them hard to identify.
The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov
Set two millennia in the future, this book explores the future which includes positronic brains and a colonized galaxy. As a humanoid brain must collaborate with a New York detective, unlikely events unfold. This book challenges our notions of humanity and what it comprises, but also provides a sliver of hope for the future.
Singularity Sky by Charles Cross
This novel centers around the AI Eschaton which has led humanity of the 21st century through its biggest technological revolution. Time travel, however, is still forbidden. When an alien information plague known as the ‘Festival” arrives, it disrupts the world’s peace. After the dropping of forbidden weapons from the sky, spaceship engineer Martin Springfield and U.N. diplomat Rachel Mansour must team up to fight the Festival before Eschaton takes radical action.
Robocalypse by Daniel Wilson
This action filled science fiction of epic proportions is exactly what its title signifies – a robot apocalypse. As technology festers and grows to become more potent than humans, the immensely powerful AI Archos takes the persona of a shy, timid boy. The process of taking over the world begins, but is too slow to be registered. However, a handful of random humans spread across the world notice the glitches and think something is fishy. What ensues is a terrifying and mind-boggling story.
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
In this second installment of the Murderbot Diaries series, Murderbot teams up with spaceship AI in order to uncover its misty and deadly past. This journey leads them to the mining unit where everything began to go awry. With impressive worldbuilding and wonderful imagination, this Martha Wells science fiction has charmed its way into sci-fi lovers’ hearts.
Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
Now a major TV series, Altered Carbon is the story of Takeshi Kovacs, who lives in a colonized galaxy. In this world where humans are strung across a region in space connected by occasional colony ship voyages, consciousness is imported from the stars and downloaded into bodies. When our protagonist’s skills are downloaded into an ex-nicotine addict’s body and a billionaire employs him to find out his murderer, a stunning story ensues.
AI Apocalypse by William Hertling
The second novel in the singularity series is the story of teenager Leon Tsarev. His uncle forces him to create a virus for the mob’s botnet, which is a group of smart computers the mob uses to commit digital crimes. Leon’s virus becomes too potent and starts infecting the whole world. It falls upon Leon and his companions to save the world from this deadly virus.
When Minds Collide by Marjorie F Baldwin
This is the first book in the Phoenician series and it mingles social issues together with science fiction speculations. When two scientists die together in a car accident, Administrator of the Phoenician world attempts to save them by combining their DNA. The result is that there are two people in the same mind – two people with vastly different personalities, two people who loathed each other when separate.
Sentience by Courtney Hunter
This story follows Leo Knox as she runs away from her demons and enters a historical experiment as a participant. The goal of the experiment is to identify the four AIs lurking among them. This sounds simple enough, but there’s a twist. The AIs aren’t self-aware, meaning they don’t know that they are AIs. This means that Leo herself could be an AI. As she teams up with some, antagonizes some and falls in love with one, the drama is high and so are the stakes.
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