"Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence" (Brookings Press, 2020) (co-author: John R. Allen)

With the advent of increased computing power, machine learning, and data analytics, artificial intelligence is becoming more common, from software that can spot possible tumors to e-commerce algorithms that seem to know what you want to buy before you decide. Despite its current and potential benefits, AI is widely feared by the larger public. The rapid growth of artificial intelligence has given rise to concerns that emerging technologies will create a dystopian world of increased inequality, declining privacy, and a broad threat to humanity itself. In this new book, the authors discuss the opportunities and risks posed by artificial intelligence and how near-term policy decisions will determine whether the technology leads to utopia or dystopia. Drawing on in-depth studies of major AI uses in healthcare, education, transportation, e-commerce, and defense, they detail how the technology works and outline a policy and governance blueprint for gaining AI's benefits.


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Lawfare podcast, "John R. Allen and Darrell West on Artificial Intelligence", July 17, 2020 (48 minutes)

TechTank, "Congressional Hearing Reveals Tech Firms Will Face Greater Oversight," July 29, 2020

The Hill, "Why America Needs a National Innovation Plan Right Now", (co-author: John R. Allen), July 16, 2020

TechTank, "Brookings Glossary of AI and Emerging Technologies", (co-author: John R. Allen), July 13, 2020

TechTank, "Questions for Technology CEOs Testifying Before Congress", July 14, 2020

CNBC, "Hyperwar Is Coming: America Needs to Bring AI into the Fight to Win - With Caution", (co-author: John R. Allen), July 12, 2020

Los Angeles Review of Books Q & A, July 3, 2020

Stewart Baker's Cyberlaw Podcast, July 21, 2020, (starts 40 minutes in and lasts 30 minutes)

Go Local Prov Video, "Public Policy Is Crucial in AI Moving Forward: West on New Book 'Turning Point'", July 22, 2020, (13 minutes)