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These blog posts are written by TAP academics, TAP staff members, and on occasion by guest bloggers. TAP’s purpose for this section of the site is to present information, points of view, research, and debates directly from the academics and guest experts.
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Recent Papers from TAP Scholars Delve into AI’s Impact on Tech-policy Issues
Publication Date: January 20, 2023
Introduction to several recent articles by TAP scholars that explore the impact of artificial intelligence technologies on gender equity, algorithmic decision-making, cost and rating collusion, free speech, and trade secrecy.
Privacy Experts Neil Richards and Danielle Citron Talk About Why Privacy Matters
Publication Date: January 13, 2023
In a UVA Common Law podcast, privacy law expert Neil Richards, law professor at Washington University in St. Louis, joins University of Virginia law professor Danielle Citron to discuss how privacy regulation could ensure that information cannot be used to gain control and influence others.
Danielle CitronTAP Scholar
Neil RichardsTAP Scholar
Outsourcing IT and Technological Differentiation: Evidence from Digital Startups
Publication Date: January 5, 2023
In a new paper, Michael Impink, doctoral candidate in Strategy at NYU Stern School of Business, examines the tradeoff between efficiencies gained from outsourcing IT and the ability to differentiate digital products.
New Books Published by TAP Scholars in 2022
Publication Date: December 30, 2022
A recap of some of the books written by TAP scholars in 2022. These books examine technology policy issues ranging from the prediction power of artificial intelligence, privacy and surveillance, cybersecurity, and quantum computing.
Erik Brynjolfsson Discusses Why Robots Have Not Taken Our Jobs
Publication Date: December 22, 2022
Stanford Professor Erik Brynjolfsson talked about how humans and artificial intelligence can work together, and how AI is already changing work.
Susan Athey Discusses How to Guide AI Development for Social Good
Publication Date: December 16, 2022
Stanford economics professor Susan Athey discusses the trends and future of artificial intelligence in the social sector. She emphasizes that universities can play a role in guiding the development of AI in directions that can be beneficial to humanity.
Notable Privacy + Security Books 2022
Publication Date: December 8, 2022
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove provides his list of notable books on privacy and security from 2022.
danah boyd Advocates for Responsible Data Science
Publication Date: November 29, 2022
Microsoft Partner Researcher danah boyd shared insights from her multi-year ethnographic study of the U.S. census. She discussed how the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to embrace differential privacy as part of its system to protect statistical confidentiality upended what people imagined the work of data to be.
A Big-Data Analysis System Was Taken to Court and Lost – for Now. The Dutch SyRI Case
Publication Date: November 18, 2022
Dr. Mando Rachovitsa, University of Groningen, delves into the court case that challenged the Dutch government’s use of an algorithmic decision-making system aimed at combatting fraud in its social welfare programs. She explains why the judgment has been lauded as a “landmark ruling“ for addressing the human rights implications of the digital welfare state .
Colleen Chien Examines the Inequalities of Innovation
Publication Date: November 16, 2022
In “The Inequalities of Innovation,” Santa Clara University law professor Colleen Chien examines the relationship between inequality, innovation, and patents.