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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.

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A Big-Data Analysis System Was Taken to Court and Lost – for Now. The Dutch SyRI Case

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 .

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Artificial Intelligence

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

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Google's 'Sentient' AI System LaMDA Is Really Just a Very Large Chatbot

“We've had chatbots like this for many decades. And while they can seem intelligent, if you're conducting a conversation with them, they are in fact just trained on large amounts of text that's drawn primarily from the internet.” — Kate Crawford, Artificial Intelligence Scholar, University of Southern California

Kate Crawford
France 24
June 15, 2022

Featured Article

Competing in the Age of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) enables the rapid growth of a new type of firm. Many traditional firms now compete directly with AI-based firms. Business strategies and competitive processes are changing.

By: Marco Iansiti, Karim R. Lakhani