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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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Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow shares findings from research that explores how polarization has evolved during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Stanford Economic Professor Nicholas Bloom shares findings from his research data about the future of working from home as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift.
In an article written for Boston Review, MIT economics professor Daron Acemoglu examines the current impact of AI technologies and automation on the economy, society, and democracies; and provides a course of action for redirecting “AI research toward a more productive path.”
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In this second part of Professor Théodore Christakis and Mathias Becuywe’s article delving into the EU’s draft proposal for artificial intelligence regulation, the authors focus on the rules proposed to regulate the use of remote biometric identification (RBI) in publicly accessible spaces for the purpose of law enforcement.
In this first of a two-part article delving into the EU’s draft proposal for artificial intelligence regulation, Professor Théodore Christakis and his coauthor Mathias Becuywe, both with University Grenoble Alpes, present the provisions of the draft AI Regulation that relate to remote biometric identification, such as facial recognition, gait, or voice recognition.
In her new book, Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence, Professor Kate Crawford, USC Annenberg School of Communication, offers a material and political perspective on what it takes to make AI and how it centralizes power.
In their latest missive, Dean Matthew Slaughter and coauthor Matthew Rees underscore how unnecessarily costly America’s too-restrictive skilled-immigration policy is.
The Case for Patents, a new book by Northwestern University business and law professor Daniel Spulber, emphasizes the importance of incentives for invention, innovation, and technology adoption.
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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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What We Know Now About the Business Impact of Hybrid Work

“But the biggest challenge—and maybe the one unexpected bit—is how much employees have got comfortable with choice of days in the office and like to flip that around each week, for whatever reason, childcare reasons, work, personal reasons, etc. ” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

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September 6, 2022

Featured Article

Antitrust Policy toward Intermediaries: Digital Platforms and “Big Tech”

Antitrust authorities express concerns about the power of "Big Tech." Authorities should apply advances in the study of platforms to better understand the beneficial role of digital platforms serving as intermediaries.

By: Daniel Spulber