I’m interested in learning more about a wide variety of topics relevant to "longtermism-motivated AI governance/strategy/policy research, practice, advocacy, and talent-building", or basically "anything relevant to understanding and mitigating AI x-risk other than technical AI safety stuff".
I don't just mean things that are explicitly from a longtermist perspective or even explicitly about AI. Many topics and fields are relevant to, larger than, and older than AI governance, so I expect many of the best resources for my purposes will be things like great books (including biographies), textbooks, or lecture series on topics like information security, the tech industry, tech policy in various jurisdictions, tech diplomacy, tech development and forecasting, regulation, espionage, great power relations, the semiconductor industry, monitoring and enforcement of treaties, ...
As such, I’d be interested in:
- People’s thoughts on which books, textbooks, lecture series, or courses might be worth consuming for these purposes
- (Bonus points if it's an audiobook and you include an Audible link, but I'd welcome other suggestions as well)
- People's thoughts on which books/whatever someone like me might end up reading but should actually skip
- Links to good summaries/reviews/notes about relevant books/whatever.
I imagine such a collection could be useful for other people too. I’ll also share the relevant books and links that I know about already. And I've started making a Collection of AI governance reading lists, syllabi, etc., but those lists don't include many books, lecture series, or similar.
The cluster of topics I’m pointing to is intentionally broad. If you’re not sure whether a book/whatever is relevant enough, please mention it anyway, and just say something about what the book/whatever seems relevant to.
- Books / book reviews on nuclear risk, WMDs, great power war?
- Books on authoritarianism, Russia, China, NK, democratic backsliding, etc.?
- Forum posts tagged Books
- Rob Wiblin, Nick Beckstead, and Luke Muehlhauser's lists of books they've read or would recommend.