Policymaking and artificial intelligence: A conversation with John R. Allen and Darrell M. West
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.
On April 21, 2021, Sanjay Patnaik, director of the Center on Regulation and Markets (CRM) at Brookings sat down with John R. Allen, president of the Brookings Institution, and Darrell M. West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at Brookings, for a fireside chat on their book, “Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence.” Drawing on findings and recommendations from “Turning Point,” they explored the risks and opportunities of artificial intelligence and discuss a policy blueprint for how to gain the benefits of artificial intelligence while reducing its potential disadvantages. This event was part of CRM’s “Reimagining Modern-day Markets and Regulations” series, which focuses on analyzing rapidly changing modern-day markets and on how to regulate them most effectively.
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“Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence” is available to order in print and e-book on the Brookings Press page.
Welcome and introduction
Senior Associate Director, Division of Research and Statistics - Federal Reserve Board
Darrell M. West
Senior Fellow - Center for Technology Innovation
Douglas Dillon Chair in Governmental Studies
Director - Center on Regulation and Markets
Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development
Fellow - Economic Studies
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