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MIT economist Daron Acemoglu provides a conceptual framework that sheds light on why past episodes of technologies replacing labor in a range of tasks did not lead to technological unemployment.
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu proposes a new conceptual framework, raising the theoretical possibility that rapid automation need not signal the demise of labor.
An interview with MIT economist Daron Acemoglu discusses his recent research that examines the impact of robotics and AI on the labor market and economic growth.
Harvard economist Shane Greenstein examines the effect of free information technology, such as the Internet or online apps, on GDP. He proposes that “maybe it is time to focus on the demand-side measures of free goods.”
Congratulations to Daniel Solove for winning the U.S. Health and Human Services competition for the creation of a Model Privacy Notice. Professor Solove explains the winning tool he developed with his colleague R. Jason Cronk.
How do algorithms process data and arrive at their decisions? Princeton computer science expert Edward Felten delves into the frustrations that arise when trying to understand how algorithms work.
MIT economics professor Glenn Ellison shares findings from his research into the longstanding issue of underrepresentation of women and minorities in the information technology workforce.
MIT economics professor Glenn Ellison explains why race-blind alternatives to affirmative action plans create a challenge for technology firms seeking to diversify their workforce.
Eric Goldman, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University, introduces The Atlantic essay series he helped organize. Topics covered include voting, journalism, privacy and surveillance.
Northeastern University professor Andrea Matwyshyn recently discussed the emerging methods to prepare for cyber attacks on the Knowledge@Wharton business radio show.
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