Yoshimi battles the pink robots? These terms pop into our consciousness when we read articles, watch popular movies, or listen to Flaming Lips songs about technological advance, but we rarely take the time to investigate them more fully. It's important to dig a little deeper because technological advance will have huge impacts on our lives and on our society. As an artificial intelligence primer, I will be summarizing the book, Superintelligence, written by Nick Bostrom -- a professor at Oxford University and the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, an interdisciplinary research center focused on the big questions faced by humanity. SIDE NOTE #1: Bostrom is not some obscure sci fi writer -- he is one of the leading academics in this field.