Henry Kissinger, 97, has written a new book. One of its two co-authors is former Google chief Eric Schmidt.
Small, Brown has “The age of AI: and our human future” scheduled for release in November.
But very quietly, the book was published in June in Publishers Weekly. It is not a good sign.
PW wrote: “While they raise thought-provoking questions about the implications of AI for geopolitics (especially as European nations debate whether to use the American or Chinese platforms), their thoughts on the AI’s impact on the daily lives of humans seem superficial. . The authors also draw on familiar examples of AI success stories: AlphaZero, a chess machine, and halicin, an AI-generated antibiotic, come up time and time again. Despite the book’s brief insightful moments and the good faith of the authors, there isn’t much to recommend.
Currently the book is number 843,499 with little promotion or early sales. The PW exam doesn’t help.
“The Age of AI” started as an article two summers ago in Atlantic called “Metamorphosis”. So at least the authors are guaranteed a decent review in this magazine when the book is published!
Small, Brown might also want to change the title of Kissinger-Schmidt’s book. There are a ton of other books, articles, TV shows, and more. previously published with the same name. I’m just saying …