Atlas of AI – A conversation with Kate Crawford and Ryan Calo, Co-hosted by the UW Tech Policy Lab and Center for an Informed Public

On Thursday, May 13th, the University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab and Center for an Informed Public co-hosted a virtual book talk featuring Kate Crawford, a leading scholar of the social implications of artificial intelligence and author of the recently published book, Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence. The […]

Northwest Science Writers Association Book Event for TPL Telling Stories Book

The Northwest Science Writers Association hosted an event featuring the Tech Policy Lab’s Telling Stories Book. Lab Co-Directors Batya Friedman and Ryan Calo, along with featured author Nnnenna Nwakanma, read their respective stories from the book and discussed the inspiration for the book and the individual stories.

Redressing Privacy Violations: A conversation with experts, hosted by the UW Tech Policy Lab in partnership with Microsoft

On December 10, 2020, the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab in partnership with Microsoft hosted public panel exploring the broad range of potential options available for providing redress when an individual’s privacy is violated. The panel looked at the range of options and look at likely incentives, costs, benefits, and consequences of different enforcement […]

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 in Public Sector: Tool for inclusion or exclusion?

Applications of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the public sector are broad and growing, helping make decisions in welfare payments, immigration, fraud detection, healthcare, transportation, etc. However, the social equity and diversity implications of ML & AI in this realm are unclear. The panel will discuss the potential social and economic impact […]

CHI 2017: Toys That Listen

The Lab’s research paper Toys That Listen: A Study of Parents, Children, and Internet-Connected Toys was presented at CHI ’17: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems during the Emerging Privacy session.