10 Overrated Business Books (and What to Read Instead)

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5. The Singularity is Near

Every five years for the past 30 years, somebody predicts that machines will be as smart as humans "within 20 years." However, all of today's AI applications use the techniques invented 30 years ago and there's no sign of any breakthrough.

Read this instead: "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds," because the chapter on Alchemy tells you everything you need to know about how myth can drive science.