The Issues

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Competition Policy and Antitrust
  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

Can We Change the Way Tech Is Governed?

“In this field [artificial intelligence], given that so much of the environment in which we exist, is constructed and mediated by the technology, is built by people … it creates a clearer and more obvious way of saying to them, this stuff doesn't have to be the way it is.” – Harvard cyberlaw professor Jonathan Zittrain

Deepfake Videos Could Undermine the 2020 Election

“Deepfakes have the potential to corrode the trust that we have in democratic institutions. Imagine the night before an election. There's a deepfake showing a major party candidate is gravely sick. The deepfake could tip the election and shake our sense that elections are legitimate.” – Danielle Citron, Boston University

Why Has Productivity Growth Declined While AI Improves?

AI is improving, but productivity growth has slowed. In “Artificial Intelligence and the Modern Productivity Paradox: A Clash of Expectations and Statistics,” economist Erik Brynjolfsson and his coauthors assess competing explanations for the paradox. They explain that the benefits of AI will take years to diffuse throughout the economy, noting that traditional measures such as GDP cannot reliably measure intangible gains from AI.

What Is the FTC’s Biggest Challenge?

“Platform powers shape our decisions and skew what we think is even possible. That is the modern challenge that the FTC needs to tackle. It is bigger than privacy, and an agency focused only on data protection could not tackle it.” – Professors Chris Hoofnagle, Woodrow Hartzog, and Daniel Solove

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