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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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Future of Privacy Forum’s 2019 Award-Winning Privacy Papers for Policymakers

Five TAP Scholars have been honored with the Future of Privacy Forum’s Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. Read summaries of the papers selected for this 10th annual award that recognizes leading privacy scholarship relevant to U.S. policymakers.

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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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Some Workers Hate Robots. Retraining May Change That.

"The biggest barrier to getting technology rolled out is the organizational resistance to adoption. So companies need a strategy not only for how to get it to work, but also how to get the work force behind getting it rolled out." — Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Economics, MIT

Erik Brynjolfsson
The New York Times
July 19, 2019

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Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems often rely on human workers to classify content. The workers find tasks using on-demand labor platforms like Mechanical Turk, receiving low wages and no benefits; however, on-demand work platforms enable many disadvantaged workers to earn income.

By: Mary L. Gray, Siddharth Suri