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A method that assesses which occupations will be most affected by artificial intelligence (AI) predicts that advances such as ChatGPT will have significant effects in education and financial services.
Artificial intelligence (AI) systems improve the quality of business decisions. Early applications of AI are not transformative. However, AI can transform business processes entirely by changing patterns of decision-making.
Proactive Moderation of Online Discussions: Existing Practices and the Potential for Algorithmic Support
Human moderators may intervene to stop users from posting offensive content, but proactive intervention is labor intensive. Algorithmic tools help moderators identify problematic conversations on a large scale.
A survey of thousands of firms helps economists understand the spread of advanced technologies such as robotics. Advanced technologies are often used for automation, and generally improves productivity.
A new model for measuring the effect of technology on the growth of wage inequality is based on the theory that workers displaced by automation will experience a decline in their wage rates relative to other workers.
Often, the Constitution protects speech from censorship even if the speaker is not human. However, the Constitution may not bar all regulation of speech created by artificial intelligence-based systems (AI).
Public health misinformation (PHM) causes substantial harm. Online platforms’ efforts to combat PHM are not sufficiently effective. “Soft” regulation such as governmental codes of conduct could help control PHM.
Data localization policies prohibit the transfer of data to foreign countries. Data localization affects the ability of organizations to prevent and respond to cyberattacks, increasing cybersecurity risks.
Digital technologies will cause far-reaching social change on a global scale. Novel methods of governance will be needed to contend with the scope of this transformation.