Top 5 Essential AI Reads for Business Professionals

Embracing AI is no longer a choice, but a necessity in every business. Here are five essential reads for every C-Suite executive.

Embracing AI is no longer a choice, but a necessity in every business. If you think the pandemic whipsawed your traditional company, just wait. This is a key message I’ve been sharing in talks on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a game-changer for businesses, revolutionizing their operations and competitive landscapes.

With the rapid growth of AI, finding reliable sources of information can be a challenge even for professionals in the space. A few years ago while attending MIT’s executive AI program, I found some of the content already dated. That’s why I have compiled a list of the best business books on Artificial Intelligence as a leave-behind for my talks and am sharing here to help you navigate the complexities of this transformative technology:

  1. Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction – Silicon Valley legend Tom Siebel explains how big data, elastic compute, AI, and Internet of Things are ushering in an unprecedented era of disruption.
  2. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of AI – MIT professor Max Tegmark’s bestseller asks the essential question – what will it take for us to keep AI beneficial?
  3. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach  – The essential textbook by Peter Norvig and Stuart Russell, this 4th edition was updated in 2021 and is consistently a top selection.
  4. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies – Philosopher Nick Bostrom’s background in physics and neuroscience are evident as he breaks down difficult intellectual terrain.
  5. The AI Product Manager’s Handbook – A recent entrant, Irene Bratsis experience in data science and operations at Tesla make this a great read for every product leader.
Embracing AI is not just about survival; it’s about seizing the opportunities and unlocking the full potential that this transformative technology holds. Let these books be your guide as you embark on what’s likely to be the greatest societal transformation since the advent of modern energy.

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