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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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In a recent Wall Street Journal article, AI Now co-founder Kate Crawford stresses that “digital brains can be just as error-prone and biased as ours.”
How does artificial intelligence intersect with the laws that have been established to govern human interactions? Three recent works by TAP scholars examine whether our laws should apply to robots.
Harvard law professor Urs Gasser explores the importance of trust in the adoption of artificial intelligence technologies.
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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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Would Robot Umpires Have Prevented the Wilmer Flores Giants-Dodgers Controversy?

“If the robot can be more objective than an umpire,” he said Friday, “then I think that is good for baseball, especially if fans feel that the robot is objective. ” — James Bessen, Executive Director , Technology & Policy Research Initiative at Boston University’s Law School

James Bessen
The Washington Post
October 15, 2021

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The Auditing Imperative for Automated Hiring

Automated hiring systems are not well understood. Hiring platforms can use proxies for gender and race to facilitate and conceal discrimination. Antidiscrimination law is not designed to address these new issues.

By: Ifeoma Ajunwa