The Issues

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Competition Policy and Antitrust
  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

Is the Techlash Against AI Warranted?

“It will be a huge mistake to assume the [AI] machines will automatically do the right thing, or they can only create good outcomes. Too often, the machines have been used to create more concentration of wealth or to erode privacy and amplify biases, but it doesn’t have to be that way.” – MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson

Working from Home Is Great, Right?

“Unfortunately not,” says Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom. Once extolling the benefits of working from home based on research he did in 2015, Professor Bloom says the global work-from-home movement prompted by COVID-19 restrictions “will create a productivity disaster for firms.”

 

Prof. Eric Goldman Emphasizes the Benefits of Section 230

“…we also need to consider Section 230’s benefits, which are also real and substantial. Any review of Section 230 requires a balancing of these interests.” – Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute

How to Compete in the Age of AI

“Whether you’re leading a digital start-up or working to revamp a traditional enterprise, it’s essential to understand the revolutionary impact AI has on operations, strategy, and competition.” – from “Competing in the Age of AI” by Harvard business professors Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani

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Erik Brynjolfsson Discusses How Rapid Technological Change Will Affect the Economy

Posted on April 9, 2020
Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, discusses the impact of rapid technological change and public policy with James Pethokoukis on AEI’s Political Economy podcast.

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