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The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently completed a report that explains what the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) refers to, how IoT technologies are being applied, and how connected devices might be impacting information security, privacy, safety, as well as the economy.
Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain shares his thoughts on policy and ethical concerns arising from applying artificial intelligence broadly within society.
Susan Athey wants to help machine-learning applications look beyond correlation and into root causes.
Washington University law professor Neil Richards examines how we got to a place where secret government surveillance seems both omnipresent and unavoidable.
Using data from more than 20,000 interviews with firms in 35 countries, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom is one of the first researchers to study the relationships between information technology, management practices, and economic performance.
George Washington University privacy professor Daniel Solove explains why “efforts to weaken the FTC and FCC probably won’t lead to more freedom for the industry.”
In these evolving times of machine learning and artificial intelligence, MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson explains that he is optimistic about the future because he sees how machines can serve as powerful tools and partners.
The Tech Policy Lab at the University of Washington recently conducted a study of toys connected to the Internet to better understand their privacy and security implications. They also sought to understand how parents and children viewed their privacy around these toys.
MIT economics professor Heidi Williams reviews recent US Supreme Court rulings on patent eligibility and presents her rigorous empirical research on the question: do patents impede or encourage innovation?
Professors Woodrow Hartzog and Ryan Calo and Microsoft Principal Researcher Kate Crawford participated in this year's We Robot conference held on March 31st and April 1st, 2017, at Yale Law School.
Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman examines a paradox presented in the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): while the DTSA provides an important development in intellectual property law, the statute says it “shall not be construed to be a law pertaining to intellectual property for purposes of any other Act of Congress.”
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