I Have to hope that the folks working on AI take the three Laws to heart! Otherwise we are well and truly screwed.
So for starters, remove Will Smith and references to the movie from the cover. While entertaining, I really liked the movie, it is only loosely based on the book. Read I, Robot to explore the many scenarios; ethical, moral, financial, social and political, that occur having robots that serve humanity. But then, what does that service mean. How do you resolve "do no harm to a human or allow harm through inaction", the 1st law of robotics.
The foresight of Asimov and others of his kind is nothing less than amazing. This man and those like him do not write science fiction, but speculative fiction. They do tend to overestimate man's moral conscience, but that in no way affects the basic genius and ingenuity inherent in these tales.
Scott Brick: He has to be the best reader in the business.
This book stands alone, so comparing it to any other would be quite difficult.
I've listened to many of his performances, and its hard to rank them.
Stories from the complete robot.
I had not read Asimov's work. This is the second of his book in as many weeks I have consumed. The way he takes snapshots of characters, and tells the evolution of a new intelligence is fascinating. I wish I would have had this book as a kid. However, Asminov is still stretching the thoughts of this new fan. Now, about that Foundation. ..
I saw the movie with Will Smith long before reading the book. I knew it wasn't like the book, few movies are, but holy crap it's not even remotely the same story.