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TAP Highlights

Can Education Keep Up with the Robot Revolution?

Robots are coming and they are taking our jobs. New training is needed to educate people differently, so they’re prepared to work alongside the robots or do the jobs that machines can’t. Will new schooling emerge in the next decade to successfully train workers for the future? danah boyd is quoted in this article in the Seattle Times.

Privacy Is Not Dead After All

Some commentators insist that privacy is dead, or that people do not care about privacy. Professor Neil Richard’s paper “Four Privacy Myths” explains why privacy is more important than ever. Democratic societies must define how information is to be managed.

TAP's Spring 2017 Newsletter Now Available!

In the latest issue of the TAP Newsletter, TAP scholars are discussing artificial intelligence (AI), privacy and security, intellectual property, and innovation. From the outcome of Congress’ attempts to repeal the FCC Internet Privacy Rules to Internet-connected toys that listen, these topics will have an impact on the future of technology policy.

Does Seattle’s “Open Data” Policy Protect Privacy?

In “Push, Pull, and Spill: A Transdisciplinary Case Study in Municipal Open Government,” law professor Ryan Calo and his coauthors assess Seattle’s open data initiative. Additional privacy protection would reduce the risks to safety and privacy from data sharing.

New TAP Blog Posts

Some Starting Questions Around Pervasive Autonomous Systems

Posted on May 17, 2017
Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain shares his thoughts on policy and ethical concerns arising from applying artificial intelligence broadly within society.

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