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Innovation and Economic Growth

Researchers today are trying to understand how information technology affects innovation, productivity, and economic growth while studying the impact of political and legal ground rules. Academics featured here are looking at the potential to create jobs and keep policymakers aware of emerging trends in technology.

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Facial Recognition for Authorisation Purposes

In this third of six reports from the Mapping the Use of Facial Recognition in Public Spaces in Europe (MAPFRE) project, Professor Theodore Christakis, Université Grenoble Alpes, and his colleagues provide the first ever detailed analysis of what is the most widespread way in which facial recognition is used in public and private spaces: to authorize access to a place or to a service.

Théodore Christakis and Karine Bannelier, Claude Castelluccia, and Daniel Le Métayer

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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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Lesson from JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs: Take a Hard Line on Return-to-Office at Your Own Risk

“The biggest problem with [it] is what to do when, as is clearly going to happen, employees do not return to the office full time. There are only two choices, one is to ignore it. That makes the firm and its leadership look weak. The other is to sanction employees with fines and punishment. This is even worse, as you are punishing employees that are otherwise highly performing for a rule they broke which is pointless and arbitrary.” — Nicholas Bloom, Profssor of Economics, Stanford University

Nicholas Bloom
Time
May 16, 2022

Featured Article

Book-Smart, Not Street-Smart: Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts and The Social Workings of Law

“Smart” contracts can be automatically enforced without the involvement of a court. However, the parties to many contracts include terms that cannot or should not be enforced for social reasons.

By: Karen Levy