On today’s Talkies. Guest host Max Pringle speaks with political scientist and author Darrell West about technology, artificial intelligence and governance. AI, and tech in general, have transformed and connected our world in unprecedented ways. But, what does that mean for our societies? Has the technology outpaced our readiness to deal with it in an effective way? Darrell West is our guest. He’s Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. His latest book is “Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence.”
Then, He was an abolitionist Congressman, leader of the Radical Republicans and for a century after his death he was vilified by the opponents of racial justice as an obstinate firebrand until the civil rights revolution restored his rightful reputation as a visionary. Thaddeus Stevens is the subject of a new biography from University of Illinois Professor Emeritus of History Bruce Levine.