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Super intelligence for the few
on 18 July 2017
An interesting book, laying out the research and debates around a very important topic. However, it suffers from being overly academic, where the content of nearly every chapter could be presented in a much simpler language and form. It reads like a research paper or academic thesis with numerous cross referencing to research in this field. At the same time it is repetitive, basic nuggets are repeated for no greater gain in understanding or elucidation.
In short it could have been better edited and organised so that the theoretical explanations and mathematics appeared in appendices and additional notes. Unfortunately, because of these shortcomings it is unlikely to get the wide readership that the subject matter deserves.