TPL in the Media

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 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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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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January 27, 2022

Co-Director highlights arising security threats with increased used of AR and the metaverse

VentureBeat

TPL Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno and TPL Faculty Associate Franziska Roesner were featured in VentureBeat’s new piece on the metaverse with regards to their paper that calls into question the new immersive nature of AR. Forthcoming AR technologies “may explicitly interface with the body and brain, with sophisticated body-sensing and brain-machine interface technologies”, they said, and “the immersive […]

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January 20, 2022

Co-Director emphasizes lack of penalties on Facebook’s recent missteps

New York Times

From freezing accounts of Native people, to rejecting ads that were aimed at individuals with disabilities, Facebook has struggled with making equitable judgment calls with regards to free expression and speech. TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo pointed out that “most firms that make errors face critical penalties. Facebook hardly ever does.” Calo compared the actions of […]

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January 19, 2022

Co-Director Calo on Driver Information Collected by Automakers

Newsweek

In Newsweek, Co-Director Calo highlighted that “Some [auto] companies have begun to experiment with your affect,” he explained. “Trying to figure out if you’re tired and beginning to close your eyes. Or you’re yawning. Where you’re actually looking. Are you looking at the street? Are you looking at the console?”. He prompted a discussion regarding privacy […]

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December 18, 2021

TPL Co-Directors Named to Faculty Under 50 List and Featured in NYTimes Magazine on how COVID-19 Relief is Funding the Future

New York Times Magazine

Co-Director Ryan Calo was highlighted in Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports as a Faculty under 50 on the “most cited” list. Calo was also featured in the New York Times Magazine on how Covid-19 relief is funding the future.  

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