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As the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to develop, these robotic, machine-learning innovations are capturing the imagination of our society. Take a look at a sampling of recent news stories: “Artificial Intelligence Could Improve How We Age” (The Washington Post), “Meet the New ETF Using Artificial Intelligence to Pick Stocks to Buy” (MSN), “Artificial Intelligence - Hype, Hope and Fear” (BBC), “Artificial Intelligence Software Will Be Helping the Los Angeles Police” (Inc.), and “How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving Magic Tricks” (Smithsonian).

Magic tricks aside, several TAP scholars are delving into many of the real-world implications of AI and related technologies. Five of the six blogs published this fall examine how the adoption of AI in our everyday lives impact safety, privacy, and fairness.

Read the latest TAP blogs…

Jean Tirole Examines the Future of Work
TAP Staff, November 8, 2017

Kate Crawford Discusses the Very Real Biases in AI
TAP Staff, October 30, 2017

Your Data is Being Manipulated
danah boyd, October 26, 2017

TAP Scholars Examine AI and the Law
TAP Staff, October 19, 2017

Algorithms and Explanations Conference at NYU Law’s Information Law Institute
TAP Guest Blogger, October 4, 2017

Tenth Annual Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy: Conference Summary
TAP Guest Blogger, October 2, 2017

TAP SCHOLARS
Ryan Calo
No One Knows What a Self-Driving Car Is, And It's Becoming a Problem
Wired

“What you call something can be a kind of implicit promise that the feature is capable of behaving safely under certain circumstances,” says Ryan Calo, who specializes in cyber law and robotics at the University of Washington’s School of Law. A judge or jury could interpret Autopilot or ProPilot as a pledge that a vehicle can, well, pilot itself, regardless of the fine print.

Danielle Citron
Facebook Scrubbed Potentially Damning Russia Data Before Researchers Could Analyze It Further
Business Insider

"For transparency’s sake and for our broader interest in our democracy, people should know the extent to which they have been played by the Russians and how a hostile state actor has interfered with, manipulated, and generally hacked our political process," Citron said.

More TAP Scholars 

Ryan Calo and Kate Crawford
DeepMind Announces Ethics Group to Focus on Problems of AI
The Guardian

Jonathan Zittrain
Russians Took a Page from Corporate America by Using Facebook Tool to ID and Influence Voters
The Washington Post

danah boyd
When Facebook and Google Are ‘Weaponized,’ the Victim Is Reality
The Washington Post  

 
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