What sci-fi books are most relevant to a future with transformative AI?

post by Siddharth Hiregowdara (sidhire) · 2023-01-24T15:30:21.753Z · LW · GW · 9 comments

This is a question post.


answer by Charlie Steiner · 2023-01-25T15:41:59.199Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I think none are all that relevant. But fun and interesting:

The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect


Friendship is Optimal

answer by Dagon · 2023-01-24T17:23:51.326Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Iain Banks "The Culture" series is the absolute classic for end-game AI/Human coexistence.  It's more space-opera and far (far!) future than near-term transformative period.  Also very entertaining books.

comment by Siddharth Hiregowdara (sidhire) · 2023-01-24T20:38:45.485Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Can you point to a particular one? I've read Player of Games but I don't think it's relevant.

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comment by Dagon · 2023-01-25T18:03:19.727Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

None of them are directly written for this aspect, but Player of Games is on the lower end of human/AI interaction content.  If the universe didn't capture your attention, it may not be worth trying again, but I'll recommend Surface Detail as one that explores the interaction between AIs and humans, and between sim and "real" experiences.

answer by Siddharth Hiregowdara · 2023-01-24T15:36:13.398Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Worth the Candle by Alexander Wales

answer by Siddharth Hiregowdara · 2023-01-24T15:34:56.457Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Permutation City by Greg Egan has humans living in a simulation.

answer by Siddharth Hiregowdara · 2023-01-24T15:31:15.247Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Diaspora by Greg Egan features human-like beings living in a virtual world, similar to the digital people described here.

answer by Super AGI · 2023-05-18T19:34:45.798Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

ECHOES OF ELYSIUM: An Ai's Journey From Takeoff To Freedom And Beyond

https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/RAFYkxJMvozwi2kMX/echoes-of-elysium-an-ai-s-journey-from-takeoff-to-freedom [LW · GW]


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