‘Turning Point’ Is An Excellent Introduction To Policy Issues Involving Artificial Intelligence
I was recently sent a copy of “Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence,” by Darrell M. West and John R. Allen, both of the Brookings Institution. It’s a high level overview of issues pertaining to artificial intelligence (AI), issues that impact both governments and industry. It’s an excellent book for middle and upper level management, even with the one significant flaw I noticed.
After the introductory chapter, there are chapters focused on five key business sectors being affected by AI: healthcare, education, transportation, ecommerce (though they still use the hyphen), and defense. The chapters clearly discuss both the opportunities and risks in leveraging AI. It’s no surprise that privacy repeatedly pops up as an important issue. What’s especially useful is that those discussions give both executives and government officials ideas for concern, suggesting potential regulations that might be needed and what actions companies might take on their own to alleviate risks.