December 5, 2023

TPL assistant and alumnus named Rising Stars in AI

Women in AI Ethics

Women in AI Ethics recently named two TPL associates to their 2024 list of Rising Stars in AI Ethics.  TPL research assistant and PhD candidate Maria P. Angel, and Meg Young, PhD, a TPL alumnus, were recognized in a group of just eight for their work in this critical space. Women in AI Ethics is […]


November 11, 2023

TPL program manager breaks down Meta lawsuit

The Daily

TPL Program Manager Alex Bolton explained various facets about the lawsuit against Meta for practices that exploit children and teens in The Daily’s recent article. Bolton was the primary source for the story about Washington and other states filing suit against Meta, alleging the company intentionally targets children and teens with addictive algorithms and other app […]


November 8, 2023

Co-Director Discusses AI Landscape on PBS


Co-Director Ryan Calo spoke with “Northwest Now” on its recent episode “Artificial Intelligence.” The program examined artificial intelligence and its potential benefits and downfalls, and consulted Calo as an expert who has been working in the field for years. Calo noted the region’s deep roots in the conversation (“Right here, about 40 minutes from where […]


November 3, 2023

Co-Director Breaks Down Different Facets of Bill Around AI and Campaign Ads

Wisconsin Public Radio

New proposed legislation in Wisconsin would require disclosure around the use of AI to generate audio or video in campaign ads. In a story on Wisconsin Public Radio, Co-Director Ryan Calo discusses how simple it can be to create “fake news,” and the partnering risks to the electorate. Additionally, he notes the importance of lawmakers’ […]


TPL Co-Director named Associate Dean for Faculty Success

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering recently announced that TPL Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno will become the Associate Dean for Faculty Success in the College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2024, subject to approval of the Provost. Faculty are foundational to the success of students, so supporting them in their roles “increases our collective impact.” This role will support, […]


November 2, 2023

Co-Director Reads Between Lines of Executive Order in New Post Article

The Washington Post

In a new Washington Post article, Co-Director Ryan Calo weighs in on a new executive order signed by President Biden around AI regulation. “Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence” aims to advance and govern the development and use of AI. The White House fact sheet says, “the […]


November 1, 2023

Co-Director Encourages Partnership Between Police, Communities Around Patrol Robots

USA Today

Co-Director Ryan Calo advises thoughtfulness when deploying law-enforcing robots in a piece in USA Today. The New York Police Department recently added a robot to its city patrols in a move that is a likely signal of what’s to come in policing. This move is both hailed as a safety measure and questioned for its […]


September 11, 2023

TPL Co-Director Named to Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Board of Directors

Electronic Frontier Foundation

TPL Co-Director Yoshi Kohno recently joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Board of Directors this September of 2023. Professor Kohno has paved the way for researching security flaws in technologies, establishing technological risks, and identifying privacy threats amongst refugees in the U.S. and vulnerable populations. Kohno and other researchers have also created a framework to identify how […]


September 8, 2023

Co-Director Speaks on How Ethics are Important, But Does Not Replace Need for Regulation

The Markup

In an article with the Markup, TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo speaks on the on-going issue with Axon and their goals of creating more taser-armed drones. In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Texas, technology company Axon vowed to start developing taser-equipped drones. However, Axon’s AI Ethics Board and many other voices, including attorneys, activists, and […]


September 7, 2023

TPL Faculty Associate Emily Bender Included in TIME 100 AI 2023 for Her Work Looking at the Dangers of Large Language Models


TPL Faculty Associate Emily Bender was recently featured in the TIME 100 AI 2023 list of Thinkers. In their article of Professor Bender, TIME shares a couple of achievements she has earned, including her 2020 paper on the risks of large language models, the making of the ‘Bender Rule’, and her impact on legislation about AI bias […]


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