June 24, 2022

Co-Director Honored by Students with ACM Teaching Award

Allen School News

At the Allen School’s first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019, TPL Co-Director and Professor of Computer Science Yoshi Kohno was honored with the ACM Teaching Award by the University of Washington Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (UW ACM). The award highlighting faculty excellence in teaching was presented by Lucy Jiang, president of […]

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June 14, 2022

Co-Director Appointed Head of Technology and Equity Research at ID.me

Yahoo!

TPL Co-Director Yoshi Kohno was recently appointed Head of Technology and Equity Research at ID.me, a secure identity verification service with over 90 million users. Previously, ID.me also established a Privacy Bill of Rights and committed to their “No Identity Left Behind” initiative, which seeks to include people who traditionally have difficulty verifying their digital […]

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May 4, 2022

Co-Director highlights biggest obstacle to widespread adoption of self-driving technology

Politico

Politico recently discussed the future of self-driving cars and the acceleration of technological advances. Ryan Calo, co-director of the Tech Policy Lab and Law professor at the University of Washington, pointed out that “The biggest roadblock is not​ law. The federal government and several states have given the green light. The biggest roadblock is that robotics […]

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April 28, 2022

Tech Policy Lab Releases Whitepaper on Agricultural Technology Policy

Ways to Grow: New Directions for Agricultural Technology Policy New Tech Policy Lab whitepaper highlights need for balance between expanding agricultural technology and investment supporting regional production SEATTLE, Wash., April 27, 2022 – The pandemic opened our eyes to a longstanding reality: the American food system cannot handle disruption. And there is another crisis on […]

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April 27, 2022

Co-Director Featured on NIST Workshop Panel on AI Risk Management Framework

NIST

TPL Co-Director Batya Friedman was featured on a panel discussing how to keep human values and ethics at the core of AI design at a NIST workshop on AI risk management framework. NIST stands for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is part of the US Department of Commerce. https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2022/03/building-nist-ai-risk-management-framework-workshop-2

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April 14, 2022

Tech Policy Lab Plays Role in Last Week Tonight Episode on Data Brokers

On April 10th, Last Week Tonight aired an episode on Data Brokers. The Tech Policy Lab played a role in that episode with Co-Director Ryan Calo serving as a consultant. The show also used a method to explain concerns with data brokering, which appears to be a method that was developed by Co-Director Yoshi Kohno, […]

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March 16, 2022

TPL Faculty Associate concerned about language models roles in AI

MIT Technology Review

With technology continuing to improve, tech companies have been analyzing what the future of search may pan out to me. Voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and much more have called into question the possibility of chatbots and AI replacing search engines. Emily M. Bender, a UW professor studying studies computational linguistics and ethical issues in natural-language processing, […]

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March 10, 2022

Co-Director named ACM Fellow

ACM

The Association for Computing Machinery has recently named its 71 fellows for this research that continues to shape technologies we use daily and accomplishments in the computing space. Batya Friedman, Co-Director of the Tech Policy Lab was recently highlighted in this list for contributions to human values in the technical design process.

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February 25, 2022

TPL Research Assistant quoted in Salt Lake Tribune on Difference Between Descriptive Data and Prescriptive Data

The Salt Lake Tribune

TPL Research Assistant and UW School of Law PhD student María Angel was quoted by the Salt Lake Tribune in explaining the difference between how descriptive data is used, and the vulnerabilities that come along with it, versus prescriptive data. https://www.sltrib.com/news/2022/02/24/utah-based-qualtrics-made/

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February 14, 2022

Co-Director on five things to know about robots

University of Washington Magazine

TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo was featured in a short video produced by University of Washington Magazine entitled 5 things to know about robots. View the video here: https://magazine.washington.edu/feature/robots-ryan-calo/.

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