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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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danah boyd, Catherine Tucker, and Joseph Turow share essays about their work with artificial intelligence and ethics.
University of Maryland law professor Frank Pasquale discusses concerns with mental health apps being used as digital substitutes for mental health professionals.
Stanford economics professor Susan Athey explains why she believes the field of economics and machine learning is “on the verge of exploding.”
A new article by Danielle Citron and her co-author Robert Chesney provides the first comprehensive survey of the harms caused by “deep fake” technology, and examines the powerful incentives that deep fakes produce for privacy-destructive solutions.
George Washington law professor Daniel Solove discusses several ethical issues connected with the advances of artificial intelligence.
Rotman School of Management economists Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb, and Ajay Agrawal discuss how regulatory policy and policies to mitigate potential negative consequences could impact the adoption of AI.
Professors Evan Selinger, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University, expose the dangers of facial recognition technology.
Harvard economics professor Shane Greenstein provides a grounded sense of the future of automation and machine learning.
In the keynote speech for “re:publica 18,” danah boyd discussed media manipulation, accountability, and strategic silence in our current media ecosystem.
Economists Joshua Gans, Ajay Arawal, and Avi Goldfarb offer strategies to the business world for understanding and evaluating the implications of artificial intelligence on businesses.
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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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AI Decoded: France’s Risky Dance with Surveillance

“There is no facial recognition component in the current bill. A devil’s advocate could say once it is adopted, things could change.” — Théodore Christakis, Professor of Law, Université Grenoble Alpes
Theodore Christakis
Politico
December 2, 2020

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Race, Labor, and the Future of Work

As automation and globalization transform the labor market, the need for labor protection for racial minorities remains a concern. Emerging artificial intelligence (AI) systems may worsen labor inequalities.

By: Ifeoma Ajunwa