John Murray will publish The Age of AI: And Our Human Future a new book from "three of the world’s brightest thinkers": Henry A Kissinger, Eric Schmidt and Daniel Huttenlocher.
Kissinger served as the 56th Secretary of State in the US from September 1973 until January 1977. Schmidt is a technologist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who was Google's c.e.o and chairman from 2001-2011. Huttenlocher is the inaugural dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing.
The synopsis for The Age of AI reads: "The advancement of artificial intelligence is ushering in a new era of human history, characterised by machines’ mastery of games, discovery of new drugs, erasure of language barriers, and accessing of knowledge previously inaccessible to human minds. For more than a year – throughout the Covid-19 pandemic – three of the world’s brightest thinkers met weekly to discuss the implications of these advancements. The result was The Age of AI, the first book that not only explains what AI is and the present state of our technology, but also points to everything that it will transform, and asks the biggest questions of all: what is the meaning of truth, as it is uncovered by machines? What unintended consequences are we potentially unleashing?"
Joe Zigmond, editorial director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in all formats including audio from Andrew Wylie at the Wylie Agency. John Murray with publish in tandem with Little, Brown in the US in October 2021.
Zigmond said: “With such remarkable backgrounds of expertise and experience, these three powerhouse authors have combined to offer a unique window onto the meaning of the vast changes through which we are living. Melding technology, history and politics, The Age of AI is an unmissable insight into the forces shaping our reality today – and tomorrow. We are delighted to be publishing it here at John Murray."