Beyond Disruption

Beyond Disruption

Technology's Challenge to Governance

eBook - 2018
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In Beyond Disruption: Technology's Challenge to Governance , George P. Shultz, Jim Hoagland, and James Timbie present views from some of the country's top experts in the sciences, humanities, and military that scrutinize the rise of post-millennium technologies in today's global society. They contemplate both the benefits and peril carried by the unprecedented speed of these innovationsfrom genetic editing, which enables us new ways to control infectious diseases, to social media, whose ubiquitous global connections threaten the function of democracies across the world. Some techniques, like the advent of machine learning, have enabled engineers to create systems that will make us more productive. For example, self-driving vehicles promise to make trucking safer, faster, and cheaper. However, using big data and artificial intelligence to automate complex tasks also ends up threatening to disrupt both routine professions like taxi driving and cognitive work by accountants, radiologists, lawyers, and even computer programmers themselves.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Hoover Institution Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780817921460
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (312 pages)

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