May 19, 2023

Co-Director’s Article on Science and Technology Studies is Critical to Law and Technology

Technology Law - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

In an article from TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo, The Scale and the Reactor, Calo illustrates how crucial Science and Technology Studies (STS) can be for law and technology. The article is featured in a journal by Woodrow Hartzog, and Hartzog gives a brief description of Calo’s arguments. According to Calo, denying STS from conversations about […]


Co-Director Referenced at the RSA Conference 2023 in a Talk About AI

AWS Security Blog

TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo was referenced by Benham Dayanim in their talk, “AI: Law, Policy and Common Sense Suggestions on How to Stay Out of Trouble” at the 2023 RSA Conference. According to Calo, artificial intelligence is not defined as a “thing, like a train, but rather a set of techniques aimed at approximating some […]


May 4, 2023

Co-Director and Faculty Associate honored at USENIX for lasting impact of their work on third party tracking.

Allen School News

Tech Policy Lab Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno and Faculty Associate Franziska Roesner were recently honored at the 20th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation for the lasting impact of their work on third party tracking. Kohno and Roesner were part of a team that received the Test of Time Award for their work “Detecting […]


April 27, 2023

Co-Director Speaks On Elon Musk’s Efforts to Build his Own A.I. Chatbot

The New York Times

The New York Times provides a statement from TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo on Elon Musk’s plan to build his own A.I. chatbot. After the official release of ChatGPT, Musk has spoken out about the harmful effects of these artificial intelligence technologies. Despite his concerns, Musk aims to invest in his own A.I. company called X.AI. Calo […]


April 25, 2023

Co-Director and Faculty Associate Referenced in Article About ‘Smart Cities’


TPL Co-Director Yoshi Kohno and Faculty Associate Franziska Roesner’s paper on ‘Smart Cities’ is referenced in an article with Scienmag. According to this article, many states and governments are currently working with tech companies to incorporate more innovation into cities to mitigate issues such as pollution, traffic congestion, or crime. However, Kohno and Roesner found […]


April 5, 2023

Tech Policy Lab Releases Resilience Grammar: A Value Sensitive Design Method for Resilience Thinking

UW Tech Policy Lab

SEATTLE – Supply chain and agricultural issues have been central to policy discussions and media interest in the past year, and experts are coming together to explore problems and generate solutions. As researchers, designers and policymakers work to understand these systems’ capacity for resiliency, the need for a structured analysis and design approach is increasingly […]


March 21, 2023

Bloomberg Law Spotlights Tech Policy Lab for Innovation and Experiential Learning

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law is spotlighting the excellence of the Tech Policy Lab as part of its 2022 Law School Innovation Program. Named alongside schools like Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law and UC San Francisco’s College of the Law, the UW collaboration was noted for its “innovative program that is advancing legal education.” The Tech Policy Lab […]


March 13, 2023

New faculty associate Aylin Caliskan

The Tech Policy Lab has welcomed a new faculty associate, Aylin Caliskan.  Aylin is an Assistant Professor in the Information School and, by courtesy, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Aylin also is a Nonresident Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, housed in the Center […]


March 3, 2023

TPL Faculty Associate Emily Bender profiled in New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Tech Policy Lab Faculty Associate and UW Linguistics professor Emily Bender was profiled in New York Magazine. The profile focuses on Bender’s work with large language models (LLMs) and how she has worked to emphasize the importance of humanity and differentiating humans from language models.


February 20, 2023

Co-Director Comments on the Impact of AI and Policing

The Guardian

In an article that discusses AI and policing, TPL Co-Director TPL Co-Director Batya Friedman shares her thoughts. When incorporating AI into our society to make decisions, we must ensure that our technologies are not just fair and just. Professor Friedman suggests that justice is the act of humans “recognizing and restoring” each other. Before implementing […]