The topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Computer science has been discussed for a very long time. We focus on how to develop AI academically and in the pop culture, we imagine how we human becomes when AI is doing everything for us.
Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom is a good start no matter how much you know about AI. It gives you enough information that by the end of reading this book, you will have the knowledge to either to inspire you to work in an AI industry or to give you insight on what to react to the rise of the AI.
After reading this book, I think AI is coming very soon. It is much more accessible to build an AI nowadays. The cloud computing making compute power readily available. Everything we do nowadays are on a computer instead of on paper, which leads to all the information is available for an AI to collect and analyze. Finally, a race to AI has started among the technology industry. It just a matter of time one AI will emerge and this one AI will build a better AI than we human can make, in a much faster and efficient ways.
As a matter of fact, I think we are already in an alpha stage of AI. Why? Just say “OK Google” from your phone.