Great Decisions at the Library - 2020

Great Decisions at the Library is sponsored by the Bainbridge Public Library with funding support from the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library and a generous donation in memory of Louise Brody Weissman.

Great Decisions at the Library
Saturdays, January 25 to March 7, 2020
9:30 - 11AM
Bethany Lutheran Church
7969 Finch Road NE, Bainbridge Island
Free - Donations appreciated!

POSTPONED: Artificial Intelligence and Data

Moderator: Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada in Seattle

Due to concerns around the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, this final session is postponed until the situation returns to normal. 

Policymakers in many countries are developing plans and funding research in artificial intelligence (AI). Global growth is slowing, and not surprisingly, many policymakers hope that AI will provide a magic solution. The EU, Brazil, and other Western countries have adopted regulations that grant users greater control over their data and require that firms using AI be transparent about how they use it. Will the U.S. follow suit?

A limited number of copies of the 2020 Briefing Book ($20 each, cash or check only), can be reserved for pickup after the first of the year. The Briefing Book can also be purchased through the Foreign Policy Association, and a copy will be available for reading in the library. Email to be added to the mailing list for suggested background readings on the topics and other information about Great Decisions at the Library.
Now in its fifteenth year, Great Decisions at the Library is part of a nation-wide, non-partisan program of the Foreign Policy Association intended to broaden public involvement in foreign affairs. While enjoying coffee and pastries, Great Decisions at the Library participants first view a 30-minute Foreign Policy Association DVD on the topic under consideration and then engage in a discussion lead by an informed moderator. 
Great Decisions 2020
Great Decisions 2020

Funding support for Great Decisions at the Library is generously provided by the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library.