Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 – 1:00 PM PDT

The World Affairs Councils of Orange County Presents:

Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

A free webinar with General John Allen & Director Darrell West, Brookings Institution.


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Artificial Intelligence is here, today. How can society make the best use of it?


Until recently, "artificial intelligence" sounded like something out of science fiction. But the technology of artificial intelligence, AI, is becoming increasingly common, from self-driving cars to e-commerce algorithms that seem to know what you want to buy before you do. Throughout the economy and many aspects of daily life, artificial intelligence has become the transformative technology of our time.


Despite its current and potential benefits, AI is little understood by the larger public and widely feared. The rapid growth of artificial intelligence has given rise to concerns that hidden technology will create a dystopian world of increased income inequality, a total lack of privacy, and perhaps a broad threat to humanity itself.


In their compelling and readable book, two experts at Brookings discuss both the opportunities and risks posed by artificial intelligence--and how near-term policy decisions could determine whether the technology leads to utopia or dystopia.

Drawing on in-depth studies of major uses of AI, the authors detail how the technology actually works. They outline a policy and governance blueprint for gaining the benefits of artificial intelligence while minimizing its potential downsides.


Shipping costs $6.00 and will be shipped Media Mail with tracking and insurance (closer to the event date). We're also offering FREE curbside pickup at Chevalier's Books, 7 days a week 10am - 6pm. If you choose store pickup, we will email you when the order is ready.

Turning Point by Darrell M. West & John R. Allen

$27.36 Regular Price
$23.26Sale Price