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Henry Kissinger's Last Crusade: Stopping Dangerous AI


Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

"The technological miracle doesn't fascinate me so much; what fascinates me is that we are moving into a new period of human consciousness which we dont yet fully understand." -Henry Kissinger

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger became intrigued with artificial intelligence (AI) after being persuaded by Eric Schmidt, then the executive chairman of Google, to attend a 2016 lecture on the topic. Now, they have teamed up with Daniel Huttenlocher, dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, to write The Age of AI, a new book about the implications of the rapid rise and deployment of AI.

In an interview, Kissinger and Schmidt discuss the dangers of Google, a new era of human conciousness, Big Tech companies, their new book, and much more.

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