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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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MIT economics professor Daron Acemoglu discusses the policies in place that support companies’ choices to increase automation, and he outlines a course of action for policy reforms and technology development that could benefit workers of all skills and backgrounds.
Jonathan Levin, Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, talks about his work on a life-saving economic mechanism to promote vaccines, and the challenges of preparing leaders for the fast-changing future.
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.
Competing in the Age of AI, a new book by Harvard business professors Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani, shows how reinventing organizations around data, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) removes traditional constraints that restrict business growth.
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.
Take a look at the top viewed blog posts from this past year that have been written by TAP scholars.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove provides his list of notable books on privacy and security from 2019.
Harvard Business School professor Shane Greenstein provides a tongue-in-cheek look at notable information technology events and people from 2019.
Harvard business professor Shane Greenstein discusses some of the factors that machine-learning startups consider in developing their innovative products for commercial value.
In “Algorithmic Impact Assessments under the GDPR: Producing Multi-layered Explanations”, Colorado Law Professor Margot Kaminski and Gianclaudio Malgieri, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, explore how a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) links the two faces of the GDPR’s approach to algorithmic accountability: individual rights and systemic collaborative governance.
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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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Did You Protest Recently? Your Face Might Be in a Database

“Are the police definitely using facial recognition right now to track protesters? Nobody knows.” — Evan Selinger, Professor of Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology
Evan Selinger
The Guardian
July 17, 2020

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Remedies for Robots

Robots will sometimes harm others. Legal remedies for harm compensate an injured party or punish wrong-doing. But robots are complex, and cannot be deterred from wrongdoing as humans are.

By: Mark Lemley, Bryan Casey