TPL in the Media

November 4, 2022

Co-Director reflects on the long-term view of technology

UW iSchool

Co-Director Batya Friedman tackled the difficult questions in a recent article by the University of Washington’s School of Information: Does it make life better for people, now and in the future? Does it account for human values? Is it something we even need in the first place? Throughout the article, she discusses past work on Value […]

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October 20, 2022

Co-Director shares opinion on direction of FTC, Axon AI ethics board, bots, and the accuracy & fairness of AI algorithms

FastCompany, CNN, Washington Post, WSJ

Co-Director Ryan Calo was highlighted in various new articles for his opinions and backgrounds about facets of the technology field. Calo’s tweets are featured in article about direction of FTC Why he and others resigned from Axon’s ai ethics advisory board Relevance, or lack thereof, of bots for Twitter and Musk Interview regarding accuracy and […]

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October 10, 2022

Co-Director and Faculty Associate receive National Science Foundation award

Allen School News

TPL Co-Director Yoshi Kohno and faculty associate from the Paul G. Allen school Franziska Roesner recently received an NSF for their work in the Security and Privacy Research Lab. They partnered with colleagues at the University of Florida and Indiana University to provide a framework for moving technology design beyond the default when it comes […]

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September 19, 2022

Tech Policy Lab Hosts WeRobot 2022

Seattle Times

From September 14 to 16, the Tech Policy Lab hosted the annual WeRobot conference, attracting more than 170 participants from around the world. The conference began with a 1-day workshop at the Pacific Science Center, followed by 2 days of presentations and other events hosted at the University of Washington’s School of Law. A Seattle […]

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September 10, 2022

Co-Director on the Fast-evolving Regulatory Landscape for Robots

GeekWire

Both the WeRobot 2022 conference and TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo were recently featured in an article by GeekWire exploring the future of robotics law. The annual WeRobot conference, which will be hosted by the Tech Policy Lab this year, attracts scholars and technologists from around the world to discuss the latest legal and policy questions […]

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July 30, 2022

Co-Director on Robots and Safety

NPR

After a chess-playing robot broke a seven-year old boy’s finger at the Moscow Open chess tournament this week, an NPR article questioned whether robots might soon pose a imminent danger to humans. However, TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo was skeptical that the Moscow incident was the result of a robotic grudge, telling NPR, “I think the […]

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July 8, 2022

TPL Security Cards Cited as High Quality Threat Model

Splunk

The Tech Policy Lab’s “Security Cards” methodology was cited by an article in Splunk as a high-quality threat model. The Security Cards were developed in 2013 to help identity computer system threats by asking probing questions around four dimensions: adversary’s motives, adversary’s resources, adversary’s methods, and human impact. The article praised Security Cards for their […]

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July 1, 2022

Co-Director on Privacy in wake of Dobbs Decision

USA Today

A new article in USA Today examines Google’s announcement that it will automatically delete location data for visits to “particularly personal” medical facilities, including abortion clinics. The policy comes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, which has raised new fears that personal data may be used by authorities in states where […]

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June 30, 2022

Co-Director on the Metaverse and Human Values

Pew Research Center

Batya Friedman, co-director of the Tech Policy Lab and professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Washington, was among a group of global thought leaders selected by Pew Research Center to share their views on the future of the metaverse. Professsor Friedman highlighted the relatively “impoverished” nature of the metaverse with respect to human […]

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June 28, 2022

Co-Director Named Chair of Data Privacy Panel at the World Bank

World Bank

TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo was appointed by the World Bank Group President as Chair of the newly-formed External Expert Reviewer (EER) panel. The three-member panel, composed of experts from across the globe, acts as an independent second-tier review body for complaints regarding violations of the World Bank Privacy Policy with respect to personal data. Professor […]

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