Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Impact on the Global Economy, Jobs, Politics and Human Behavior with Jose Lopez-Gonzalez, PhD


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Impact on the Global Economy, Jobs, Politics and Human Behavior

Instructor: Dr. Jose Lopez-Gonzalez A&S '92

Brought to you by Odyssey   

March 27, 2024 - May 01, 2024 (6 Sessions)  

Wednesday,  6:30 PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom 



Course Description: Given the availability of advanced computer chips, processing power, and data storage, AI has seen dramatic growth in recent years, transforming various
industries and impacting our daily lives. While AI brings many benefits, it is also been found to cause harm in many ways. We will examine from various angles the benefits and perils of AI, including its impact on economic growth, the global economy, healthcare, and national security, and how it is radically affecting politics. We will also discuss emerging US and global regulatory frameworks for AI and why a human-centered approach is necessary to ensure the respect of human values and rights


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ABOUT José López-González (Ph.D, KSAS '92)

José López-González, holds a BA in Economics from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey Mexico; MA in Economics from William College, Massachusetts; and MA and PhD in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. He is an economist, philosopher, and lecturer. He has worked as an Economist at the Investment Bank Financiera Aceptaciones and at the Mexican Federal Reserve Bank, both in Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. López-González taught philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University for seven years and has been faculty in the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science at Towson University since 1996, teaching courses in Philosophy, politics, economics, and Latin America. Since 2010, he has been teaching interdisciplinary courses in philosophy, politics and economics as a lecturer at the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University, and since 2014 at several campuses of the Baltimore County Community College. Dr. López-González is a Lecturer in the new program at the Alumni Relations Office at Johns Hopkins University. He has published articles in philosophy and economics and took courses in Micro and Macroeconomics at Harvard University.

 Event Date
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
6:30pm EDT

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
8:30pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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