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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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Professors Acemoglu and Athey Share Their Expertise on the Impact of AI on Jobs and the Economy at Today’s Congressional Hearing

Economists Susan Athey, Stanford, and Daron Acemoglu, MIT, will be testifying at today’s House Budget Committee hearing on artificial intelligence and the workforce.

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

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Getting the First Amendment Wrong

Clearview AI is wrong about privacy and wrong about the First Amendment. It would have you believe that the moment you post a photo of yourself on Facebook or walk outside your house, you abandon any privacy interest in your image or your whereabouts because they are now “public.” — Woodrow Hartzog, Professor of Law, Northeastern University and Neil Richards, Professor of Law, Washington University
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Boston Globe
September 4, 2020

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Resilience: A New Tool in the Risk Governance Toolbox for Emerging Technologies

The risks of nanotechnology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and neuroscience are hard to assess in advance, making these sectors hard to regulate. Regulators should adapt their rules on an ongoing basis, as the technology’s effects are understood.

By: Gary E. Marchant, Yvonne A. Stevens