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How does artificial intelligence intersect with the laws that have been established to govern human interactions? Three recent works by TAP scholars examine whether our laws should apply to robots.
Harvard law professor Urs Gasser explores the importance of trust in the adoption of artificial intelligence technologies.
NYU’s ILI conference tackled the issues of transparency in automated decision making. Read conference highlights and watch videos from the two-day event.
Several TAP economists share their work during the inaugural conference on “The Economics of AI.”
George Washington University privacy law expert Daniel Solove asks cybersecurity expert Adam Levin to elaborate on the challenges raised with the HBO data breach, potential new cyber threats that may be unleashed, and what companies and individuals can do to protect themselves.
University of Washington law professor Ryan Calo sought to help policymakers, investors, technologists, scholars, and students understand the contemporary policy environment around artificial intelligence. The result is this “roadmap” which covers policy issues ranging from justice to privacy and to displacement of labor.
Privacy law expert Dan Solove discusses the compliance challenges with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, discusses a proposal to advocate for social graph portability rather than regulation or antitrust when dealing with market power issues that arise from platforms like Facebook.
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu provides a conceptual framework that sheds light on why past episodes of technologies replacing labor in a range of tasks did not lead to technological unemployment.
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu proposes a new conceptual framework, raising the theoretical possibility that rapid automation need not signal the demise of labor.
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Net Neutrality

Given the significance of the Internet, preserving its “openness” – an idea often referred to as “network neutrality” or “net neutrality” – has been a long-standing issue.

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This Deal Helped Turn Google Into an Ad Powerhouse. Is That a Problem?

“If I knew in 2007 what I know now, I would have voted to challenge the DoubleClick acquisition,” — William Kovacic, Professor of Law, George Washington University
William E. Kovacic
The New York Times
September 21, 2020

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How Does the Use of Trademarks by Third-Party Sellers Affect Online Search?

This paper examines the effects of trademark use in advertisements by third-party resellers.

By: Lesley Chiou, Catherine Tucker