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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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to technologies that perform learning and reasoning in ways that simulate human cognitive abilities.


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

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Rules, Standards, and Judicial Discretion

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems will be used by lawmakers and judges to refine and apply the law. Over time, flexible standards will tend to be displaced by precise rules.

By: Saul Levmore, Frank Fagan