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Should Article 25 Require Engineering for Privacy?

In “The Trouble with Article 25 (and How to Fix It): The Future of Data Protection by Design and Default,” privacy scholars Ira Rubinstein and Nathaniel Good propose that regulators interpret Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation to require products be engineered to protect privacy, and reward “best practices.”

Dark Patterns Are Online Tactics to Confuse and Obstruct Users

“Our bottom line is that dark patterns are strikingly effective in getting consumers to do what they would not do when confronted with more neutral user interfaces.” – “Shining a Light on Dark Patterns” by Professor Lior Strahilevitz and Jamie Luguri, University of Chicago Law School

The Future of AI Is in Our Hands

“In order to redirect AI research toward a more productive path, we need to look at AI funding and regulation, the norms and priorities of AI researchers, and the societal oversight guiding these technologies and their applications.” – MIT economist Daron Acemoglu

Does Facial Recognition Pose Unique Risks to Democracy?

In “The Ethics of Facial Recognition Technology,” law professors Evan Selinger and Brenda Leong survey four types of facial recognition technology. Facial recognition has many benefits, but even democratic societies may use it to create abusive surveillance regimes, and the authors warn that legal limits are needed.

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Daron Acemoglu: The Direction of the Future of AI Is in Our Hands

Posted on July 19, 2021
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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