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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to technologies that perceive, learn and reason in ways that simulate human cognitive abilities. TAP scholars consider AI’s effects on labor, business, policing, law, medicine, war, free speech, privacy and democracy, and discuss potential solutions to mitigate harms.

TAP Blog

Automation and Inequality

Economics professors Daron Acemoglu, MIT, and Pascual Restrepo, BU, explain why the US and many industrialized countries are seeing rising wage inequality go hand in hand with modest productivity gains.

Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo

Fact Sheets

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to technologies that perform learning and reasoning in ways that simulate human cognitive abilities.

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Complex Questions as Face Recognition Tech Joins Ukraine War

“One of the most well-known problems with facial recognition technology is that it's not perfect, and it will make errors and in some cases those misidentifications can be life changing.” — Eric Goldman, Co-director, High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University School of Law

Eric Goldman
Radio France Internationale (RFI)
March 25, 2022

Featured Article

Smart Cities: Privacy, Transparency, and Community

Smart cities raise concerns about privacy, autonomy, and bias. A smart city should preserve privacy in three contexts: As a data steward, as a data platform, and as a government authority.

By: Omer Tene, Kelsey Finch