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Microsoft Partner Researcher danah boyd shared insights from her multi-year ethnographic study of the U.S. census. She discussed how the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to embrace differential privacy as part of its system to protect statistical confidentiality upended what people imagined the work of data to be.
Dr. Mando Rachovitsa, University of Groningen, delves into the court case that challenged the Dutch government’s use of an algorithmic decision-making system aimed at combatting fraud in its social welfare programs. She explains why the judgment has been lauded as a “landmark ruling“ for addressing the human rights implications of the digital welfare state .
In “The Inequalities of Innovation,” Santa Clara University law professor Colleen Chien examines the relationship between inequality, innovation, and patents.
In his keynote address for NBER’s conference on “Megafirms and the Post-COVID Economy”, Professor Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics, explained how traditional regulation and antitrust rules are ineffective in addressing the unique issues arising from the growth of digital platforms.
Privacy law expert Daniel Solove, George Washington University, discusses the promise of artificial intelligence with Professor Orly Lobel , UC San Diego School of Law. Professor Lobel’s new book, The Equality Machine, offers an optimistic view of AI.
Stanford economics professor Nicholas Bloom joins Prof Nirvikar Singh, University of California, Santa Cruz, to discuss the future of work on the “Ideas for India” podcast. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has become the norm for many organizations. This has raised questions about worker productivity and equity, work-life balance, and the future of commuting and cities.
Rotman School of Management economic scholars Joshua Gans, Ajay Agrawal, and Avi Goldfarb explain why "AI systems solutions have the potential to reduce discrimination across domains, from education to healthcare and banking."
In a UVA Common Law podcast, University of Pennsylvania law professor Anita Allen joins University of Virginia law professor Danielle Citron and UVA Law’s Dean Risa Goluboff to discuss privacy law as it specifically impacts people of color.
Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom shares takeaways from his research over the past two and a half years on remote and hybrid work.
Law professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University, explains why the California Age Appropriate Design Code Act, AB 2273, “would radically reshape the Internet” if signed into law.
Dr. Kate Crawford, Research Professor at USC Annenberg, weighs in on the debate about the possibility of AI systems becoming sentient in the near future. She emphasizes that of more concern are “the types of biases or stereotypes that are very commonly built into these models.”
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