25 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 299 2019 medicine, finance, and warfare. As things currently stand, there exists no regulatory framework for governing technology innovation. The good news is that the challenges posed by the ethical guidance of AI and other forms of technology innovation will require our social institutions to embrace new forms of leadership from humanities experts. After decades of worries that the popularity of science and technology paradigms threaten humanistic learning and scholarship, it is now becoming evident that unique opportunities are emerging to demonstrate why humanistic expertise and informed considerations of the human condition are essential to the very future of humanity in a technological age. Endnotes 1. Virginia Rometty, “Northwestern University Commencement Address,” C-SPAN, June 19, 2015, video, 14:33, https://www.c-span.org/video/?326217-1/ virginia-rometty-commencement-address-northwestern-university. 2. Kelsey Piper, “Microsoft Wants to Build Artificial General Intelligence: An AI Better than Humans at Everything,” Vox, July 22, 2019, https://www.vox.com/2019/7/22/20704184/ microsoft-open-ai-billion-investment-artificial-intelligence. 3. Shelly Palmer, “Governing a Digital Democracy: Unanswered Questions,” LinkedIn, February 10, 2019, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ governing-digital-democracy-unanswered-questions-shelly-palmer/. 4. Joseph E. Stiglitz, People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent (New York: W. W. Norton, 2019), 35–38, 46. 5. Barry B. Hughes et al., “ICT/Cyber Benefits and Costs: Reconciling Competing Perspectives on the Current and Future Balance,” Technological Forecasting and Social Change 115 (February 2017): 117– 130, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2016.09.027 Frank Holmes, “AI Will Add $15 Trillion to the World Economy by 2030,” Forbes, February 25, 2019, https://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2019/02/25/ ai-will-add-15-trillion-to-the-world-economy-by-2030/. PwC Global
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