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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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CITP Seminar: Alex Hanna – Beyond Bias: Algorithmic Unfairness, Infrastructure, and Genealogies of Data

Hosted by the Center for Information Technology Policy

November 9, 2021,  

A Crash Course on Algorithmic Mechanism Design

Hosted by the Center for Information Technology Policy

November 16, 2021,  

CITP Seminar: Peter Singer and Yip Fai Tse- AI Ethics: The Case for Including Animals

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December 7, 2021,  

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Recent Papers from TAP Scholars Examine AI’s Impact on the Future of Work and Privacy

Introduction to several recent articles by TAP scholars that explore the impact of artificial intelligence technologies on the future of work, racial and gender equity, privacy, and administrative accountability.

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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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Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID

“Many of the jobs that get automated were at the middle of the skill distribution. They don’t exist anymore, and the workers that used to perform them are now doing lower-skill jobs.” — Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics, MIT

Daron Acemoglu
AP News
September 5, 2021

Featured Article

Algorithmic Impact Assessments under the GDPR: Producing Multi-layered Explanations

The European Union's General Data Protection Direction (GDPR) addresses concerns with automated decision-making. Impact assessments support both individual privacy rights and oversight of the entire system.

By: Margot Kaminski, Gianclaudio Malgieri