b'Primary & Secondary Documents, Plus Carefully Edited Introductory Materials Help Students and Researchers Reference ShelfNavigate Through These Important TopicsExploring Contemporary Issues with Selected Primary & Secondary Sources N EWD EVELOPMENTS INNew Developments in Artificial Intelligence A RTIFICIALI NTELLIGENCEScientists have now created machines capable of imitating human intelligence and creativity so well that many people around the world cannot tell the difference. In the 2020s, these supercomputing AI tools became available to Americans through services like Chat GPT and Open AI, which enable consumers to tap into the power of this emerging technology for all kinds of activities. This issue of The Reference Shelf looks at the current era in AI technology and theNew!debate about how this emerging technology is changing, and potentially threatening, many familiar parts of human life. APRIL 2024 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-895-9 List Price: $75National Debate Topic, 2024-2025: Intellectual Property RightsThis issue of The Reference Shelf will cover the 2024 National Debate topic of expanding protections on intellectual property. Long a cornerstone of the American economy, intellectual property has been a concern for each generation of Americans from the founding era to the Digital Age, but the advent of digital tools and communication and evolving attitudes about public vs. private ownership has thrust the debate back into the forefront, with issues including the cost of generic prescription drugs, ownership of music and art between companies and creativeNew!professionals, and the impact of generative artistic AI tools making international headlines.This issue will introduce some of the most pressing topics in this arena, including the potential for new international standards on IP protections, penalties for misuse of intellectual property, and whether the United States is failing American creatives by falling behind other countries in terms Exploring Contemporary Issues with Selected Primary & Secondary Sources of legal guidelines and protections for creators. Debate participants will have ample material toB OOKB ANS& draw on in making their arguments.C ENSORSHIPJUNE 2024 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-896-6 List Price: $75Book Bans & CensorshipIs there such a thing as forbidden knowledge? Are some ideas too dangerous for members of a society to handle? This is the idea behind book banning and censorship, methods meant toNew!create a degree of social control by restricting access to ideas or art or other kinds of expression. Recently, American conservatives have been engaging in this activity again in an effort to limit access to information about race relations, gender politics, and sexuality. Drawing from recent journalism and political writing, this issue of The Reference Shelf looks at the political debate and the social movements behind this resurgence in authoritarianism. AUGUST 2024 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-897-3 List Price: $75Reproductive RightsFor the first time in nearly a half century, Americans in many parts of the country have lost access to certain kinds of reproductive health care, creating a new and growing public health crisis. An increasing number of women are living in reproductive healthcare deserts, where there arent sufficient numbers of healthcare specialists to serve the needs of women. This issue of TheNew!Reference Shelf looks at the battle over reproductive rights in America and how this political battle is impacting the lives of American women. OCTOBER 2024 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-898-0 List Price: $75Exploring Contemporary Issues with Representative American Speeches, 2023-2024 A Selected Primary & Secondary Sources R EPRESENTATIVEMERICANS PEECHES2023-2024 In this annual issue, we look at some of the best, most impactful, and most uplifting speeches from 2023 to 2024. Ranging from politicians to political activists to celebrities, this issue of The Reference Shelf provides a unique record of American culture during the year as seen through the eyes of some of the nations most important public figures. With an eye toward encompassing a diversity of perspectives, these speeches help provide a glimpse of American thought and attitudes on the years most important stories.New!DECEMBER 2024 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-899-7 List Price: $75H.W. Wilson 844.630.6369 www.hwwilsoninprint.com 13'