Artificial Intelligence as a Disruptive Technology

Economic Transformation and Government Regulation

  • Rosario Girasa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Artificial Intelligence: Disruption, Application, and U.S. Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rosario Girasa
      Pages 3-21
    3. Rosario Girasa
      Pages 69-102
  3. Privacy and Ethical Concerns, Bias, Jobs, Intellectual Property Rights and International Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Rosario Girasa
      Pages 187-215
    3. Rosario Girasa
      Pages 217-254
    4. Rosario Girasa
      Pages 255-298
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 299-331

About this book


Artificial intelligence (AI) is the latest technological evolution which is transforming the global economy and is a major part of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” 

This book covers the meaning, types, subfields and applications of AI, including U.S. governmental policies and regulations, ethical and privacy issues, particularly as they pertain and affect facial recognition programs and the Internet-of Things (IoT). There is a lengthy analysis of bias, AI’s effect on the current and future job market, and how AI precipitated fake news. In addition, the text covers basics of intellectual property rights and how AI will transform their protection. The author then moves on to explore international initiatives from the European Union, China’s New Generation Development Plan, other regional areas, and international conventions. The book concludes with a discussion of super intelligence and the question and applicability of consciousness in machines. The interdisciplinary scope of the text will appeal to any scholars, students and general readers interested in the effects of AI on our society, particularly in the fields of STS, economics, law and politics.


Artificial Intelligence DARPA privacy internet-of-things transformative technologies disruptive technology government regulation Fourth Industrial Revolution blockchain machine learning AI ethics facial recognition programs INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND AI General Data Protection Regulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosario Girasa
    • 1
  1. 1.Goldstein Academic Center 203Pace UniversityPleasantvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35974-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35975-1
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