Currently reading this book….and is not an easy book at all 😉
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies,” argues that true artificial intelligence, if it is realized, might pose a danger that exceeds every previous threat from technology—even nuclear weapons—and that if its development is not managed carefully humanity risks engineering its own extinction. Central to this concern is the prospect of an “intelligence explosion,” a speculative event in which an A.I. gains the ability to improve itself, and in short order exceeds the intellectual potential of the human brain by many orders of magnitude.
When it comes to understand the entire picture of someone’s thoughts you have to read the pros and cons and after that make your own neuro-soup.
For a balance you can read Ernest Davis’s (Dept of Computer Science/ NYU) review: