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Artificial Intelligence

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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The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

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August 14, 2020,  

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September 29, 2020, Berkeley, CA

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What We Owe Essential Workers

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.

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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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Taming the Golem: Challenges of Ethical Algorithmic Decision-Making

Any algorithm can be biased. However, policy-neutral algorithms should be distinguished from policy-directed algorithms, those purposely designed to pursue a policy agenda.

By: Omer Tene, Jules Polonetsky