July 21, 2023

Co-Director Quoted in an Opinion About Driver Privacy & the Threats of Big Tech

Daily Caller

TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo is featured in an opinion piece about the concerns of Big Tech and autonomous vehicles collecting data on drivers. Calo states that automakers have begun to collect lots of data on their consumers, including where a driver’s eyes are looking. According to the article, most consumers have no idea that these […]


July 13, 2023

Co-Director Assures AI is Not as Powerful or Threatening as it Seems

LA Times

TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo comments in a LA Times article that artificial intelligence chatbots aren’t as threatening or ‘intelligent’ as they seem. The public and AI companies claiming these chatbots can reach human intelligence or being a detriment to society is not accurate. Professor Calo insists that these claims are being used to convince the […]


June 27, 2023

Co-Director Comments on How Harms Are Handled in Privacy Lawsuits

International Association of Privacy Professionals

TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo participates in the ongoing conversation about the harms that are present within privacy lawsuits. In the EU and the United States, privacy and security harms include security breaches, misuse of individual data, and algorithmic errors. In this article, many privacy lawsuits do not provide compensation for victims, especially based on emotional […]


June 26, 2023

Co-Director Suggest in The Wire Science for the Public to Focus on Immediate Harms, Not Existential Threats Concerning AI

The Wire Science

TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo writes an article with the Wire Science to warn the public of the ongoing existential issues concerning artificial intelligence. Calo argues that the threat of AI is not as serious as these industries make them out to be. Of course, there are possibilities of risk of extinction, but Calo suggests that […]


June 22, 2023

Co-Director Expands on Why AI Creators Claim AI is an Existential Threat


TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo writes on Undark to uncover the reasons why AI creators are warning the public of AI. According to Professor Calo, tech companies and industries might be motivated by different reasons other than mitigating the risks of extinction. Calo claims these existential threats take attention away from the immediate harms that are happening right […]


June 20, 2023

Co-Director Discusses About the On-Going Conversations of the U.S. and Tech Regulations


TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo participated in a discussion with PBS News Hour about the on-going efforts to regulate artificial intelligence and technology. In this discussion, Calo illustrates how focused the U.S. is with advancing AI compared to the European Union, where the EU recently passed a draft of the A.I. Act. According to Calo, the Congress and […]


June 17, 2023

Co-Director Predicated the Use and Controversy of Using Drones in Public Life

The Register

TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo was mentioned in an article that discusses the controversies concerning the use of surveillance drones in public life. In some states, drones with facial recognition software were banned unless law enforcement found a probable cause or suspicion of imminent harm, escape of a suspect or ‘the destruction of evidence.’” Since drones […]


June 13, 2023

TPL Faculty Associate Illustrates How AI Does Not Understand Its Outputs


TPL Faculty Associate, Emily Bender, claims that AI are “stochastic parrots”. In a discussion with KUOW, Professor Bender illustrates how chatbots like ChatGPT merely repeat what they know but do not have understanding or comprehension of what they said. These artificial intelligence machines are created because of equations. Bender argues that these AIs are not fully […]


June 12, 2023

Co-Director States Current Fears of AI Are Misplaced — Harm Must Be Addressed Now

South Seattle Emerald

Along with another TPL member, Aylin Caliskan, TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo is featured in an article to discuss the current concerns of AI. Professor Calo insists that the current narratives of AI are misguided and likely a distraction from on-going harms and risks. AI taking over might be possible, but discrimination, bias, accountability, and misinformation are already […]


June 5, 2023

Co-Director & Faculty Associate Share Their Views on Mitigating the Risk of Extinction from AI

The Algorithmic Bridge

TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo and faculty associate Professor Emily M. Bender speak on the recent CAIS statement on AI risk. According to both members of TPL, the main concern of AI is not human extinction. If anything, that seems unlikely. The more important issues of AI are corporations ‘accelerating wealth and income inequality, lack of […]