The Tech Policy Lab is a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration at the University of Washington that aims to enhance technology policy through research, education, and thought leadership. Founded in 2013 by faculty from the University’s Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Information School, and School of Law, the Lab aims to bridge the gap between technologists and policymakers and to help generate wiser, more inclusive tech policy.
Diverse Voices: A How-To Guide for Creating More Inclusive Tech Policy Documents
Distinguished Lecture Series
Taking Care: Code and Control in a Technological Future | Taeyoon Choi
Taeyoon Choi is an artist, organizer, teacher and cofounder of the School for Poetic Computation, an artist-run school in New York City with a motto of “More Poetry, Less Demo.”
Hacking Elections: A Conversation with Matt Tait
On November 28th, 2018 cybersecurity expert and former British intelligence officer Matt Tait gave the Tech Policy Lab's Distinguished Lecture on foreign interference with the midterm elections.
AI Now: Social and Political Questions for Artificial Intelligence | Kate Crawford
In March 2018, Kate Crawford gave the Tech Policy Lab’s Spring Distinguished Lecture on “AI Now: Social and Political Questions for Artificial Intelligence.”
Poison Arrows and Other ‘Killer Apps’: A Hunter-Gatherer Perspective on Tech and our Future | James Suzman
In November 2017, James Suzman joined the Tech Policy Lab to give our fall Distinguished Lecture on “Poison Arrows and Other ‘Killer Apps’: A Hunter-Gatherer Perspective on Tech and our Future.”
My Politics as a Technologist | Terry Winograd and Alan Borning
On November 30, 2016 the Tech Policy Lab organized a discussion at the intersection of personal politics and technical expertise with Terry Winograd and Alan Borning.
How Technology Impacts Humans | Latanya Sweeney
In December 2016, the Lab's Fall Distinguished Lecture was given by renowned technologist and former Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission, Professor Latanya Sweeney.
Deterrence in the 21st Century: From Nuclear, To Space, To Cyberspace | General Kevin Chilton
In April 2016, General Kevin Chilton gave the Tech Policy Lab's Spring Distinguished Lecture on Deterrence in the 21st Century: From Nuclear, To Space, To Cyberspace.
Responsible Innovation in the Age of Robots and Smart Machines | Jeroen van den Hoven
In December 2014, Jeroen van den Hoven gave the Tech Policy Lab's Distinguished Lecture on Responsible Innovation in the Age of Robots and Smart Machines.