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April 2022

Currently on TAP

Recently on TAP, Erik Brynjolfsson discusses how digitally resilient companies were in a better position to thrive through the pandemic than others; Urs Gasser and his colleagues at the Berkman Klein Center examine the potential promise and risks that extended reality (XR) technologies hold for young people; and Josh Lerner examines the underlying causes of the asset management industry’s low levels of minority ownership in the U.S. 

Read the latest TAP blogs…

    Today’s Machine Learning Needs Yesterday’s Social Science
    April 19, 2022, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Center for Information Technology Policy
    For algorithmic systems to be useful, reliable, and safe for human users, machine learning (ML) research must also wrangle with how users’ psychology and social context affect how they interact with algorithms. This talk will address how novel research on how people interact with ML systems can benefit from decades-old ideas in social science.

    26th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium - The Emergent Right to Repair
    April 22 & 29, 2022
    Berkeley Center For Law & Technology
    This two-day symposium will consider the complex, overlapping set of policy questions at the center of the repair debate. How do restrictions on repair, or their elimination, affect competition? How might policymakers resolve potential tensions between the right to repair and the intellectual property rights of device makers? These questions and other will be examined.

    Berkeley Law IP and Tech Month: Copyright Law Year in Review
    May 3, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
    In this highly-focused, year-in-review webinar, you will hear experts — including TAP scholar Molly Van Houweling — explain the key cases in copyright law from the prior year and discuss their relevance. TAP scholar Pamela Samuelson will host.