Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
Why this book?
In my experience, most of the books about AI and machine learning are written by people coming from a technical background. The thing I found refreshing about this book is that the authors are economists, not technologists. Therefore, they bring a somewhat different perspective to the subject. In particular, focusing on the fact that the foundation of almost all successful AI-based technologies is providing better ways to predict things of interest. This covers a huge range of applications from object recognition, to fraud prevention to strategic forecasting, and everything in between.