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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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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.


Numerous colleagues have paid tribute to Professor Ian Kerr over the past month. TAP presents a few of the tributes that express how deeply his friendship, mentoring, scholarship, and zest for life are missed.

Harvard law professor and cyberlaw expert Jonathan Zittrain discusses the challenges of governing artificial intelligence technology during a Berkman Klein Center luncheon talk.
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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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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

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Rules, Standards, and Judicial Discretion

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems will be used by lawmakers and judges to refine and apply the law. Over time, flexible standards will tend to be displaced by precise rules.

By: Saul Levmore, Frank Fagan