Most people associate former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger with old-school political realism. In a new essay in The Atlantic, however, he strays from his usual foreign policy expertise to warn about a novel threat that has remained below the radar of most international relations experts: the rise of artificial intelligence. Although his article betrays that Kissinger is treading on new territory, his conclusion about the social implications of intelligent machines are worth considering. getAbstract recommends familiarizing yourself with Kissinger’s concerns.
In this summary, you will learn
- How artificial intelligence (AI) is challenging the values of the Enlightenment, and
- Why society needs to define the purpose and limits of AI.
About the Author
Henry A. Kissinger served as national security adviser and secretary of state to US presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He has written widely on American foreign policy and diplomatic history.