Reviews

  • Fascinating and significant.

    James McConnachie, The Sunday Times
  • Worth reading Human Compatible by Stuart Russell (he's great!) about future AI risks and solutions.

    Elon Musk, Twitter
  • Russell is an assiduous and conscientious scholar ... [he] provides a wealth of information. This is one of those intellectual voyages where both the journey and the destination matter.

    John Naughton, The Literary Review
  • This is the most important book I have read in quite some time. It lucidly explains how the coming age of artificial super-intelligence threatens human control. Crucially, it also introduces a novel solution and a reason for hope.

    Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize and author of 'Thinking, Fast and Slow'
  • The man set on stopping the machines taking over.

    The Telegraph
  • Human Compatible made me a convert to Russell's concerns with our ability to control our upcoming creation -- super-intelligent machines. Unlike outside alarmists and futurists, Russell is a leading authority on AI. His new book will educate the public about AI more than any book I can think of, and is a delightful and uplifting read.

    Judea Pearl, Turing Award-winner and author of 'The Book of Why'
  • Stuart Russell, one of the most important AI scientists of the last 25 years, may have written the most important book about AI so far, on one of the most important questions of the 21st century: How to build AI to be compatible with us. The book proposes a novel and intriguing solution for this problem, while offering many thought-provoking ideas and insights about AI along the way. An accessible and engaging must-read for the developers of AI and the users of AI - that is, for all of us.

    James Manyika, Chairman and director of McKinsey Global Institute
  • In clear and compelling language, Stuart Russell describes the huge potential benefits of Artificial Intelligence, as well as the hazards and ethical challenges. It's specially welcome that a respected leading authority should offer this balanced appraisal, avoiding both hype and scaremongering.

    Professor Martin Rees, Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, University of Cambridge, and author of 'On the Future'
  • Stuart Russell has long been the most sensible voice in computer science on the topic of AI risk. And he has now written the book we've all been waiting for. Human Compatible is a brilliant and utterly accessible guide to what will be either the best or worst technological development in human history.

    Sam Harris, author of five New York Times bestsellers and host of the Making Sense podcast
  • A strong case for planning for the day when machines can outsmart us.

    Kirkus Review