The best books on technology, as recommended by the most eminent computer scientists, game developers, ethicists and roboticists in the field. Reading lists on subjects including artificial intelligence, video games, the philosophy of technology, the world wide web, the origins of computing and applied mathematics.
For those looking to get their hands dirty, our list of the best books to get into computer science and programming, with Ana Bell from MIT, is one of the most popular on the site.
On the historical and philosophical side, we met with George Dyson to talk about the origins of computing, Evgeny Morozov to discuss the philosophy of technology, and Nicholas Carr to analyse the impact of the information age.
If you’re interested or concerned by the rise of robots and artificial intelligence, our interviews with Calum Chace on AI, Paula Boddington on its ethics, Hugh Gusterson on drone warfare, Stephen Baker on Watson, and Daniel Wilson on robotics will help you learn about this very topical issue.