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  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
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  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

Adoption of Internet-Connected Devices Is Accelerating

…Should we rejoice or cringe? The GAO’s assessment of the Internet of Things outlines the efficiencies and challenges with Internet-connected technologies. On the one hand, energy efficiency and personal safety is improved; on the other hand, privacy vulnerabilities and possible labor disruptions need to be addressed.

Can Education Keep Up with the Robot Revolution?

Robots are coming and they are taking our jobs. New training is needed to educate people differently, so they’re prepared to work alongside the robots or do the jobs that machines can’t. Will new schooling emerge in the next decade to successfully train workers for the future? danah boyd is quoted in this article in the Seattle Times.

Privacy Is Not Dead After All

Some commentators insist that privacy is dead, or that people do not care about privacy. Professor Neil Richard’s paper “Four Privacy Myths” explains why privacy is more important than ever. Democratic societies must define how information is to be managed.

TAP's Spring 2017 Newsletter Now Available!

In the latest issue of the TAP Newsletter, TAP scholars are discussing artificial intelligence (AI), privacy and security, intellectual property, and innovation. From the outcome of Congress’ attempts to repeal the FCC Internet Privacy Rules to Internet-connected toys that listen, these topics will have an impact on the future of technology policy.

New TAP Blog Posts

The Benefits and Risks of the Internet of Things

Posted on May 24, 2017
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.

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