The Issues

  • Competition Policy and Antitrust
  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

Will AI Spur the Creation of New Jobs?

Some assume that automation will not cause overall job losses, simply because it has not done so in the past. In “Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Work,” economists Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo challenge simplistic assumptions about AI and labor markets, predicting that AI will create new jobs, but the adjustment for workers’ lacking skills to complement new technologies will be painful.

Policy Will Shape How AI Affects Society

“Perhaps more than any other regulation, rules around privacy are likely to influence the speed and direction of the application of AI in practice.” From “AI Is Coming, So Economic Policy Needs to Be Ready” by Joshua Gans, Ajay Agrawal, and Avi Goldfarb.

The Phrase “Privacy Policy” Is Misleading

In “Let’s Retire the Phrase ‘Privacy Policy’,” Professor Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School For Communication stresses that “privacy policy” is “a misleading label. In reality, these policies explain how companies will use your information — because they are using it.”

Kate Crawford’s Research Delves into Big Data and AI

As a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Visiting Professor at the MIT Center for Civic Media, and a Senior Fellow at the Information Law Institute at NYU, Kate Crawford has been focusing on the social implications of large scale data and machine learning. Recent publications address discrimination, social impacts of AI, and algorithmic accountability.

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How Policy Decisions Could Shape the Development and Implementation of AI

Posted on September 6, 2018
Rotman School of Management economists Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb, and Ajay Agrawal discuss how regulatory policy and policies to mitigate potential negative consequences could impact the adoption of AI.

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