February 21, 2024

Co-Director featured on “Good Morning America”

ABC

Co-Director Ryan Calo was sought out as an expert source for a recent story on “Good Morning America” about a college student facing legal action for tracking Taylor Swift’s jet. On Feb. 21, Calo’s interview aired on the nation’s No. 1 morning news show, which has an impressive 2.9 million viewers daily, according to Nielsen […]

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February 20, 2024

Co-directors discuss ‘What Are We Building’ on podcast

Tech Policy Press

The Tech Policy Press recently interviewed Tech Policy Lab Co-Directors Batya Friedman and Aylin Caliskan to discuss their careers and the recent leadership transition at the Lab. The interview, “What Are We Building, And Why?” gives Friedman an opportunity to reflect on her work, which is foundational to many conversations being had today, and Caliskan […]

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February 13, 2024

Welcome Aylin Caliskan as new TPL co-director

The co-directors of UW’s Tech Policy Lab are familiar with breaking ground and testing new ideas together. Since 2013, they have partnered in research and education to guide conversations around topics with no clear path to an answer or oftentimes even a precedent. This prepared them well for the task of replacing one of their […]

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February 1, 2024

TPL welcomes Monika Sengul-Jones

The UW Tech Policy Lab is pleased to welcome Monika Sengul-Jones, PhD (she/her, they/them), as the Program Manager for a new initiative to foster cross-campus collaboration at the intersection of society and technology. Innovations in emerging technologies, from generative AI to quantum computing, continue to garner public attention about their impacts on society. The new […]

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January 31, 2024

TPL co-director weighs in on AI regulation

Brookings Institute

TPL co-director Aylin Caliskan’s op-ed on regulating general-purpose AI was just published by the Brookings Institute. Alongside the University of Chicago’s Kristian Lum, she argues that better and more information needs to be shared by companies in order to understand what could go wrong.

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January 22, 2024

TPL scholar awarded Siegel fellowship

The University of Washington Tech Policy Lab is pleased to announce postdoctoral scholar Nick Logler as its Siegel Research Fellow. The fellowship of $125,000 was awarded by Siegel Family Endowment. Logler earned his PhD from the UW Information School in 2023, with research focused on how people are affected by experiences of designing, building, and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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November 8, 2023

Co-Director Discusses AI Landscape on PBS

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 […]

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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’ […]

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