I made Bing consider all of my reviews from 2007 forward and then asked it to recommend me some books. This took some doing, because it kept giving me lists that were mostly books I’ve already read,, but after repeated attempts over two week I’ve been able to glean ten original titles. On my most successful approach, I asked Bing first to check out the blog and identify the author’s biggest interests, and then recommend books on those interests. My “About” page was a bit of a cheatsheet for bing, I think. I’ve bolded the ones I’d heard of before and already interested in. When I tried the same trick for fiction, all I got back was classics, nothing I hadn’t heard of . However, last week I asked it for a list of near-future SF titles and found a few authors I’m definitely eyeballing.
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Shoshana Zuboff
The Madness of Crowds, Douglas Murray
The Myth of the Rational Voter, Bryan Caplan
The World Beyond Your Head, Matthew Crawford
The Culture of Narcissism, Christopher Lasch
Democracy: The God that Failed, Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
The End of Nature, Bill McKibben
The Overspent American, Juliet Schor
The Tyranny of Experts, William Easterly
Man’s Search for Meaning is a classic. I highly recommend it.
Man’s Search for Meaning! I approve this message. 😆
A friend of mine recently used AI to generate a list of books from the Philippines… it actually produced some excellent results and we plan to read one of them!
I can imagine! I’m aware of Frankel because of you, btw….Bing deserves no credit.