Here is a list of readings on the subject of artificial intelligence. Rather than the soundbites containing doom-laden predictions that we keep hearing about our future role in the world, these are longer and more reasoned articles, and one book.
Is Artificial Intelligence taking over our lives, asks the New York Times. Read the debate between Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion (@Kasparov63), Susan Bennett, the original voice of Siri (@SiriouslySusan), Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab (@joi), Nnedi Okorafor, SF & Fantasy writer (@Nnedi), Neil Harbisson, artist and cyborg activist (@NeilHarbisson), Faith Popcorn, Brainreserve and Shauna Mei, chief executive and founder of AHALife, an online marketplace for curated products (@shaunamei).
Related: Kate Rinsema has compiled a list of jobs that no longer exist.
Also related: a lighthearted article referring to Ned Ludd, after whom the Luddites were named: The day I was replaced by a machine — and it’s all my fault (you have to register to read the whole article).
Finally, I'm reading a very interesting and well-written book: Thinking Machines, by Luke Dormehl. I'll post a review of that soon. (That's an Amazon affiliate link, by the way.)
A slightly amended version of this article first appeared in the newsletter Digital Education in December 2016. To avoid missing out on other interesting stuff, and some freebies, why not sign up -- it's free. Here's the form: