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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to technologies that perceive, learn and reason in ways that simulate human cognitive abilities. TAP scholars consider AI’s effects on labor, business, policing, law, medicine, war, free speech, privacy and democracy, and discuss potential solutions to mitigate harms.

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Jonathan Zittrain Discusses His Thoughts on How Tech Can Be Governed

Harvard law professor and cyberlaw expert Jonathan Zittrain discusses the challenges of governing artificial intelligence technology during a Berkman Klein Center luncheon talk.

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Some Workers Hate Robots. Retraining May Change That.

"The biggest barrier to getting technology rolled out is the organizational resistance to adoption. So companies need a strategy not only for how to get it to work, but also how to get the work force behind getting it rolled out." — Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Economics, MIT

Erik Brynjolfsson
The New York Times
July 19, 2019

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Prediction, Judgment, and Complexity: A Theory of Decision Making and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) raises the possibility that machines will substitute for humans. AI improves the accuracy of predictions, but when a prediction cannot be made with absolute certainty, judgment is needed to choose the best course of action. Judgment can sometimes be automated.

By: Joshua Gans, Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb