Superintelligence is a book by Nick Bostrom a professor at the University of Oxford. In this book, he explores the ways a sentient AI might develop and the consequences for humanity if one does.
I discovered this book when I was about half way through writing More Uncertainty. It was amazing to find someone asking the same questions I was exploring in my book. His is an academic approach to the subject, mine is fictional. Hopfully my approach is more accessable to the average reader.
Professor Bostrom has founded an organization, the Future of Humanity Institute that takes the technology threat to humanity seriously.
His latest paper The Vulnerable World Hypothesis is a disturbing look beyond the threat of AI. With what is happening with gene manipulation, the question is whether the future is