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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Dan Ronco "Author of 2031: The Singularity Pogrom"
The list author says: "A radically different future is emerging, one shaded with hope and danger. Technology is advancing rapidly, pushing our society forward, dragging religion and government in its wake. Many books have been written to guide us into these uncertain years, and the best concerning artificial intelligence are referenced in this list. For additional information, visit www.danronco.com."
Breakpoint
Breakpoint
"Breakpoint is another warning about the high voltage danger to our communication networks  illustrated in my novel PeaceMaker.  Both novels, set in 2012, warn of the vulnerabilities of our computer-linked societies.  Disrupt these networks and society crumbles.  The equation is simple: Technology + Terrorism = Destruction."
The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
"The starting point.  Ray Kurzweil offers a compelling vision of human and artificial intelligence, leading to the integration of the two species."
PeaceMaker
PeaceMaker
"Okay, it's my novel, but I really believe its a  reasonable representation of artificial intelligence capabilities that may be possible in about a decade.  Besides, it's a page turner."
Unholy Domain
Unholy Domain
"David Brown, a brilliant but troubled young man, was raised in the dark shadow of his long-dead father, a software genius who unleashed a computer virus that murdered thousands.  When David receives a decade-old email that indicates his father may have been framed, he plunges into a gut-wrenching race with the real killers to discover the truth about his father Â… and himself."
2031: The Singularity Pogrom
2031: The Singularity Pogrom
"My new novel examines the integration of human and artificial intelligence."
Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine
Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine
"Dr. Hall provides a good survey of the checkered history of AI, then projects the probable chievements over the the next few decades."
Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age
Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age
"In this little-noticed but important book, Bill McKibben discusses the potential dark side of advanced technologies such as genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics and nanotechnology."
Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future
Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future
"Although the focus of this book is genetic engineering, Gregory Stock makes a good case in the initial chapters that germline manipulation will enable humans to keep pace with artificial intelligence."
Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense
Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense
"Mind Wars is a good overview of the history and current direction of neuroscience and artificial intelligence in the military and our national security agencies."
Blade Runner
Blade Runner
"A classic."
Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind
Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind
"Moravec is both a scientist and a prophet."
Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us
Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us
"Brooks explores the relationship between humanity and their increasingly intelligent machines."
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
"The definitive test on AI."