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Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, introduces his new book, co-authored with Andrew Leigh. Innovation + Equality: How to create a future that is more Star Trek than Terminator examines the relationship between having more equality and more innovation.
Harvard business professor Shane Greenstein discusses some of the factors that machine-learning startups consider in developing their innovative products for commercial value.
In “Algorithmic Impact Assessments under the GDPR: Producing Multi-layered Explanations”, Colorado Law Professor Margot Kaminski and Gianclaudio Malgieri, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, explore how a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) links the two faces of the GDPR’s approach to algorithmic accountability: individual rights and systemic collaborative governance.
Contextual integrity (CI) was first proposed by Helen Nissenbaum in 2004 as a new framework for reasoning about privacy. Discussing how CI can inform policy and system design, and how the theory can be refined, operationalized, and applied to emerging technologies was the focus of the 2nd Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity.
Numerous colleagues have paid tribute to Professor Ian Kerr over the past month. TAP presents a few of the tributes that express how deeply his friendship, mentoring, scholarship, and zest for life are missed.
Harvard Business School professor Shane Greenstein shares findings from studying the aftermath of the Dyn DDOS attack in 2016.
In “A Toolkit of Policies to Promote Innovation,” Professors Nicholas Bloom, John Van Reenen, and Heidi Williams present a number of the main innovation policy levers to energize technological innovation.
Harvard law professor and cyberlaw expert Jonathan Zittrain discusses the challenges of governing artificial intelligence technology during a Berkman Klein Center luncheon talk.
Boston University law professor Danielle Citron shares how the use of deepfake technology to manipulate video and audio for malicious purposes is becoming a real threat.
Chris Hoofnagle (University of California, Berkeley), Woodrow Hartzog (Northeastern University), and Daniel Solove (George Washington University) have joined forces to bring their expertise and insights to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) privacy regulatory efforts.
Data & Society Founder and Microsoft Principal Researcher danah boyd appeared on PBS’ Amanpour & Co. to discuss media manipulation with Hari Sreenivasan.
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