Amplifying Our Humanity Through AI
A new book by Reid Hoffman with GPT-4, that offers readers a travelog of the future.
Impromptu: Amplifying Our Humanity Through AI, written by Reid Hoffman with GPT-4, offers readers a travelog of the future — exploring how AI, and especially Large Language Models like GPT-4, can elevate humanity across key areas like education, business, and creativity.
But, it’s not just a book, it’s a conversation. In a first, Hoffman doesn’t just write about GPT-4; he interacts and writes with GPT-4, letting readers see the technology’s capabilities — its strengths and limitations alike. Using GPT-4 as his “author’s co-pilot,” Hoffman paints an intriguing, challenging, and often entertaining picture of what’s possible: where trouble may arise, but also crucially, what could possibly go right. His conversation with AI takes us on a journey to the future, where AI is not a threat, but a partner. A partner that can help us unlock our full potential as human beings.
How might humanity use GPT-4 to continue our long-standing quest to make life more meaningful and prosperous? How can we use it to help solve some of the hardest challenges we face? To expand opportunities for self-determination and self-expression?
Along with solutions and opportunities, GPT-4 will also create its own challenges and uncertainties. Impromptu explores how we might address risk as we continue to develop AI technologies that can boost human progress at a time when the need for rapid solutions at scale has never been greater. Impromptu starts the conversation, and invites us to join that conversation to shape our collaborative journey and achieve our destiny.
Reid Hoffman is the co-founder of LinkedIn, co-founder of Inflection AI and a partner at Greylock. He currently serves on the boards of companies such as Aurora, Coda, Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Joby, Microsoft, Nauto, and Neeva. He also serves on nonprofit boards, such as Kiva, Endeavor, CZI Biohub, New America, Berggruen Institute, Opportunity@Work, the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI, and the MacArthur Foundation’s Lever for Change. He is the host of the podcasts Masters of Scale and Possible. He is the co-author of four best-selling books: The Startup of You, The Alliance, Blitzscaling, and Masters of Scale. He earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University.