Best artificial intelligence books

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4.23 avg rating — 195,776 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 48 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 80,694 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 52,653 ratings
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings
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294 books · 477 voters · list created July 31st, 2008 by Wendy White (votes) .
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message 1: by Dean (new)

Dean By far the best Artificial Intelligence book is "Otherland" by Tad Williams. It's not even on the list :T


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The form to add books to the list is at the right-hand side of the page.


message 3: by Wendy (new)

Wendy White Hmmm, I love Tad Williams, and glad to see someone added the book for voting (the books I added when I created this list really were just to kick things off... and my goal of being recommended more great AI books to read has been very successful ;) but while Otherland had some awesome ideas, I felt like Tad was being an AI-tease all the way through the whole thing :P

The first book was a little unfocused. The promise of finding out what cool stuff was going on behind the virtual world/AI was what kept me going, but we barely learn anything about it until the final book, and even then I was left wanting more. It was like he teased us with the promise of cupcakes throughout the whole thing and at the very end he FINALLY showed us a freaking awesome cupcake - and then ate it in front of us while laughing maniacally :P It was .hack //sign all over again (animated series about an AI running wild in an MMO). DAMN YOU DOT HACK SLASH SIIIIIIIGN! DAAAAAAAAAMN YOOOOOOOOOOOOOU!

Then again, Silver Screen left me desperate for a sequel, but at least I got to eat the cupcake :P And Justina Robson only tried to fit one book into...one book. Tad seemed to want to squeeze about 30 into 4 ;)

That said, I started the first book 10 years ago, so I am a little bit hazy on details now. I should probably re-read the series so I can look at it with fresh, foreshadow-y eyes (but guys, have you SEEN my to-read list? *cry*)

I did enjoy the series, and I'm still really impressed he managed to tie up what must have been, what, 10 plotlines? More? But for a series revolving around an AI, there really wasn't enough AI-focused scenes for me :/ Whereas The Also People was like Ben Aaronovitch rang my doorbell and handed me a plate of never-ending cupcakes that cured cancer.

Why yes, I am kind hungry? Why'd you ask?


message 4: by Adam (new)

Adam I think the robot/android books should be separate. I understand that they are AI books, but they seem to dominate the list. I'm looking for a incorporate AI book list with computers like Hal, Mike and Jane(I think that's her name from Ender's Saga). I love a book with a good super computer!
I just read the WWW.Wake trilogy by Sawyer and it had a really great AI, Webmind. Send me a message if anyone has any suggestions.


message 5: by Adam (new)

Adam phenomenal book


message 6: by Finn (new)

Finn Flowers for Algernon is NOT about artificial intelligence.


message 7: by Shally (new)

Shally Adam wrote: "I think the robot/android books should be separate. I understand that they are AI books, but they seem to dominate the list. I'm looking for a incorporate AI book list with computers like Hal, Mike..."

I know a few but I'm not sure you'll find them interesting considering that they're most focused on romance...


message 8: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Finley wrote: "Flowers for Algernon is NOT about artificial intelligence."

I've removed Flowers for Algernon.


message 9: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Would have liked to have seen "Silver Metal Lover" and the follow up book, "Metallic Love" by Tanith Lee, on the list. But I suppose they get lumped into the sci-fi area instead. Usually, I'm not one for any sort of romance stuff but there wasn't much and the rest of the story made it worth enduring the soppy stuff.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add them. It's easy to add books to lists; at the top of the list, next to "All Votes."


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