Books that Can Help Students Learn About Artificial Intelligence

By Coll Rowe | March 2 2023 | Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Artificial Intelligence is being used as a tool in colleges and universities for automating tasks, from teaching assistance to Chatbots to detecting plagiarism, and beyond. As educational institutions become more reliant on AI, we are looking to the future and providing resources on this topic for educators who want to inform their students on the complexities of our changing world.

Human Compatible
Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control
9780525558637
A leading artificial intelligence researcher lays out a new approach to AI that will enable us to coexist successfully with increasingly intelligent machines
$19.00 US
Nov 17, 2020
Paperback
352 Pages
Penguin Books

Possible Minds
Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI
9780525558019
Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking about the field of artificial intelligence for most of their careers, for an unparalleled round-table examination about thinking, intelligence, and what it means to be human.
$19.00 US
Feb 18, 2020
Paperback
320 Pages
Penguin Books

The Most Human Human
What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive
9780307476708
Each year, the AI community convenes to administer the famous (and famously controversial) Turing test, pitting sophisticated software programs against humans to determine if a computer can “think.” The machine that most often fools the judges wins the Most Human Computer Award. But there is also a prize, strange and intriguing, for the “Most Human Human.”
$17.00 US
Mar 06, 2012
Paperback
320 Pages
Anchor

Girl Decoded
A Scientist's Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology
9781984824783
In a captivating memoir, an Egyptian-American visionary and scientist provides an intimate view of her personal transformation as she follows her calling--to humanize our technology and how we connect with one another. "Rana el Kaliouby's journey to overcome self-doubt and embrace her ambition will resonate with women everywhere." --Tory Burch, founder and executive chairman of Tory Burch LLC
$17.00 US
Apr 20, 2021
Paperback
352 Pages
Crown Currency

Living with Robots
What Every Anxious Human Needs to Know
9780262546041
The truth about robots: two experts look beyond the hype, offering a lively and accessible guide to what robots can (and can't) do.
$21.95 US
May 02, 2023
Paperback
312 Pages
The MIT Press

Thinking Machines
The Quest for Artificial Intelligence--and Where It's Taking Us Next
9780143130581
A fascinating look at Artificial Intelligence, from its humble Cold War beginnings to the dazzling future that is just around the corner.
$16.00 US
Mar 07, 2017
Paperback
288 Pages
TarcherPerigee

Rebooting AI
Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust
9780525566045
Two leaders in the field offer a compelling analysis of the current state of the art and reveal the steps we must take to achieve a truly robust artificial intelligence.
$18.00 US
Aug 25, 2020
Paperback
288 Pages
Vintage

Futureproof
9 Rules for Surviving in the Age of AI
9780593133361
"While we need to rewrite the rules of the twenty-first-century economy, Kevin's book is a great look at how people can do this on a personal level to always put humanity first."--Andrew Yang "A clear, compelling strategy for surviving the next wave of technology with our jobs--and souls--intact."--Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit
$19.00 US
Feb 08, 2022
Paperback
272 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

Machines We Trust
Perspectives on Dependable AI
9780262542098
Experts from disciplines that range from computer science to philosophy consider the challenges of building AI systems that humans can trust.
$30.00 US
Aug 24, 2021
Paperback
174 Pages
The MIT Press

Heartificial Intelligence
Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines
9780399171710
As we program machines to be more like humans, how will they know what we value, if we don't know ourselves?
$24.00 US
Feb 02, 2016
Paperback
304 Pages
TarcherPerigee

The Efficiency Paradox
What Big Data Can't Do
9781400034888
A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency—and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipity.
$16.95 US
Mar 05, 2019
Paperback
320 Pages
Vintage

A Citizen's Guide to Artificial Intelligence
9780262044813
A concise but informative overview of AI ethics and policy.
$40.00 US
Feb 23, 2021
Hardcover
232 Pages
The MIT Press

Our Robots, Ourselves
Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy
9780525426974
A provocative argument for the crucial role of people in a changing technological landscape, from an MIT professor and expert on the history of engineering.
$27.95 US
Oct 13, 2015
Hardcover
272 Pages
Viking

Life 3.0
Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
9781101970317
Tegmark describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it is poised to overtake human intelligence. 
$19.00 US
Jul 31, 2018
Paperback
384 Pages
Vintage

The Alienation of Fact
Digital Educational Privatization, AI, and the False Promise of Bodies and Numbers
9780262544368
An investigation of the role of educational privatization and technology in the crises of truth and agency.
$25.00 US
Nov 22, 2022
Paperback
232 Pages
The MIT Press

Genius Makers
The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World
9781524742690
NOW IN PAPERBACK: New York Times Silicon Valley beat reporter Cade Metz's insider perspective on the greatest tech story of our time—a story that no one else has been in a position to tell
$20.00 US
Feb 15, 2022
Paperback
384 Pages
Dutton

Awkward Intelligence
Where AI Goes Wrong, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do about It
9780262047463
An expert offers a guide to where we should use artificial intelligence—and where we should not.
$29.95 US
Oct 25, 2022
Hardcover
288 Pages
The MIT Press

How We Learn
Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now
9780525559900
An illuminating dive into the latest science on our brain's remarkable learning abilities and the potential of the machines we program to imitate them
$18.00 US
Feb 02, 2021
Paperback
352 Pages
Penguin Books

Working with AI
Real Stories of Human-Machine Collaboration
9780262047241
Two management and technology experts show that AI is not a job destroyer, exploring worker-AI collaboration in real-world work settings.
$34.95 US
Sep 27, 2022
Hardcover
312 Pages
The MIT Press

The Age of Spiritual Machines
When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
9780140282023
Ray Kurzweil offers a framework for envisioning the twenty-first century--an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live.
$21.00 US
Jan 01, 2000
Paperback
400 Pages
Penguin Books