"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. Despite its potential benefits, AI is widely feared by the larger public and has given rise to concerns about a dystopian world of increased inequality, declining privacy, and a broad threat to humanity itself. In this 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.