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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.
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.
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.
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The New York Times
July 11, 2019

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