I looked over the last 12 pages in chat, and couldn't find this topic, so here goes:
What are your favorite science fiction writings about artificial intelligence? I just read Silver Screen by Justina Robson. Great book, short, does not read like space opera. Ms. Robson is a keen psychological and sociological observer. I don't want to say anything about the book except that the ending is a great surprise.
I also enjoy Iain Banks' Culture novels. I love the ships' names. The ships pick out their own names, which are often whimsical or absurd and may state religious or social philosophy.
I have read some books by William Gibson, but not yet Idoru I loved his book about the woman who was allergic to certain brand names.
Bruce Sterling is fun. but AI doesn't really play a large role in his work.
I prefer soft, or sociological, science fiction for the most part. Read a lot of C. J. Cherryh's sf work, not her fantasy. Some of it is quite brilliant. Also like Ursula LeGuin. AI does not play a major role as characters in these two authors.
Maureen McHugh: a great writer who tackles social issues. She spent some as a missionary in China, but you can't tell that from her writings. AI mostly plays a role in how some of her characters live their lives.
Mark Budz and Charles Stross: both very creative. Stross' take on AI is sometimes scary, sometimes hysterical. Budz' last paperback was difficult to understand, but very interesting. Use of computers plays a large part in his works.
Phillip K. Dick: I don't read him any more, but some of his work was brilliant. His novel, Do androids dream of electric sheep? was the basis for Bladr Runner. Not even Mr. Dick would have been able to do justice to the machinations of the Bush admin. He was the writer who was ridiculed for claiming he was on Nixon's enemy list because no one believed that there was one. He was right. There was a list, on he was on it. No one believed him at the time because he had a marked paranoid bent and was using psychedelic drugs (he later settled down). Two other pieces of his work brilliantly adapted: Minority Report and Through a Scanner Darkly (animated). He did not write much about artificial intelligence, unfortunately.
Robert Charles Wilson had one excellent work about AI. Can't tell you which one because that would be a spoiler.
Orson Scott Card in his Ender series has some good use of AI. Have to read the Shadow series, and I understand he's created a new thread in that universe.