Bill Gates says these are the two books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence and Pedro Domingos’s The Master Algorithm. Gates never misses an opportunity to plug books he likes, and yesterday (June 1) at Code Conference he took a detour from his and Melinda Gates’s talk of philanthropy to recommend these two titles. “Certainly it’s the most exciting thing going on,” he said of artificial intelligence. “It’s the holy grail, it’s the big dream that anybody who’s ever been in computer science has been thinking about.” His wife confirmed that he’s has been focusing on AI. “I can always tell what’s on his mind by what’s in his…


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