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WRI 175/176: Living with AI: Background

This library research guide includes links to relevant primary sources and databases.

Market Statistics

Market data sources on self-driving cars include:

Maps, GIS, Stats

Our Maps and GIS Data service can help find historical as well as contemporary maps, and help you analyze geographical data. Our Data and Statistical Services Lab can assist with data analysis and relevant software skills.


Encyclopedias are great ways to get background information and understand the terms used to describe topics.


What could be considered similar?

  • The change in printing from hand press to steam press to rotary press enabled printers to increase their output a hundredfold and led to mass popularization of reading. Special Collections has relevant materials.
  • The growth and subsequent decline of the railroad
  • Other new technologies - consider the Gartner Hype Cycle 

Policy History