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George Washington University privacy law expert Daniel Solove asks cybersecurity expert Adam Levin to elaborate on the challenges raised with the HBO data breach, potential new cyber threats that may be unleashed, and what companies and individuals can do to protect themselves.
University of Washington law professor Ryan Calo sought to help policymakers, investors, technologists, scholars, and students understand the contemporary policy environment around artificial intelligence. The result is this “roadmap” which covers policy issues ranging from justice to privacy and to displacement of labor.
Privacy law expert Dan Solove discusses the compliance challenges with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, discusses a proposal to advocate for social graph portability rather than regulation or antitrust when dealing with market power issues that arise from platforms like Facebook.
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.
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.
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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