Great Books on the topic of Artificial Intelligence
I present to your attention science fiction about artificial intelligence. Given the fact that this topic is becoming more relevant every year, I think it will be interesting to read what famous science fiction writers are thinking. In most books, artificial intelligence is presented in the form of humanoid robots.
Although the age of robotics has already arrived (albeit without AI), we don’t see these humanoid robots on the streets, due to the fact that they are not needed. Now all robots are strictly specialized, they have a specific design and purpose. And humanoid robots are mainly for entertainment.
But this still does not overshadow the greatness of the fantastic worlds of the future of our beloved science fiction writers. Hope you find something interesting for yourself in this list.
“Songs of Hyperion”, Dan Simmons
In the context of the beginning of humanity’s interstellar war with sparks and mutants, seven pilgrims head to the abnormal tombs of time on the planet Hyperon.
Your campaign is a minimal influence that can affect the fate of humanity. But how they don’t know and didn’t send them. Six of them tell their stories, more or less linked to a relentless mechanical monster, which came from the future.
Undoubtedly one of the best science fiction novels, which has already received dozens of awards and prizes, including Hugo.
The author manages to relate a multitude of stories, writing different parts of his narratives in a completely different and artistic way and, at the same time, showing his knowledge of both academic literature and someone versed in astrophysics, cosmology, cyberscience, history, and religion .
There is everything about artificial intelligence in the novel: both the history of creation and development over many centuries, a complex internal device and a strange attitude towards creators.
“The Moon is a Cruel Mistress”, Robert Heinlein
In the future, the Moon was turned into a raw material appendage for the Earth. Receiving mere cents and having an unbearable condition for the existence of the inhabitants of the moon, they decided to teach how to correctly teach the letters of the scorched earth. The supercomputer is a major force on the side of the rebels, who also have a real soul and a great sense of humor.
In the novel, to tell the supercomputer Mike, named after Mycroft Holmes, who suddenly finds reason, after which he becomes the head of the uprising of the inhabitants of the Moon against the dictatorship of the Earth.
How original is this work that artificial intelligence here organizes revolutions not from machines, but from people, and this is a rather rare development of a text for science fiction.
“I, Robot”, Isaac Azimov
A collection of science fiction stories that have had a significant impact on modern science fiction literature. In this collection, three legal codes are formulated for the first time.
Humanity created robots – loyal slaves and reliable assistants in further conquests. But the new mind is also looking for answers to eternal questions, and sometimes – it enters into dispute with its creators. How will it end for people and each person separately?
Of course, the classics. The basis for hundreds and hundreds of stories about robots. The general idea that brings together the group’s stories is the solution of problems related to robotics, which can be attributed to the conflict between the iron logic of the laws of robotics and the human factor.
And, of course, the basis of the whole cycle, are the Three Laws of Robotics, which are represented in each story from different angles. And the importance of these laws, as well as the guarantee of their companions, will grow in the future along with progress in the creation of artificial intelligence.
“Hitchhiking the Galaxy”, Douglas Adams
One fine day, huge mouths of aliens loomed over the Earth, and people announced that their home planet was being demolished and an elegant interstellar highway would be built in its place.
In general, humanity was not lucky. Also, the most common guy named Arthur Dent, the old friend and drinking buddy that Governor Ford turns out to be an alien!
What does artificial intelligence have to do with it, you ask? How not to remember the depressive robot Marvin, who, due to constant movements in time, became thirty-seven times larger than the universe.
But what about the supercomputer that for seven million years has been looking for an answer to the main question about life, the universe and everything?
But what about a planet-sized computer that’s supposed to find the same question? The classic that any fantasy lover has read. All others are required to read.