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Regulating Bot Speech
This article, forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review considers how bot disclosure requirements, while falling short of per se censorship, might nonetheless run afoul of the First Amendment. The article further considers how premature regulation of bot speech may inadvertently curtail a novel and still emerging form of expression.
Data Statements for NLP: Toward Mitigating System Bias and Enabling Better Science
In research published in Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, experts in information science and computational linguistics investigate data statements as a practice to address critical ethical and scientific issues that result when systems developed with data from certain populations are used in systems with other populations.Research Paper
Towards Culturally Responsive Artificial Intelligence
In August 2018 the Lab convened our second Global Summit, bringing together a global network of ethicists, political scientists, artists, policymakers, and technologists from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America to surface implications of cultural responsiveness for artificial intelligence. To explore these questions, we focused on storytelling as a uniquely appropriate vehicle for discussing pressing issues around AI. Stories, authored by participants, will be made available in spring 2019.News
Faculty Co-Director Ryan Calo Testifies Before German Parliament
In June 2016 C0-Director Ryan Calo testified before the German Parliament, the Bundestag, as part of a hearing before the Committee on the Digital Agenda on "The Effects of Robotics on Economics, Labour and Society." He answered questions about the application of robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence for economic growth; and identified a number of issues regulatory issues legislators will face.Press
Spring Distinguished Lecture with Kate Crawford | AI Now: Social and Political Questions for Artificial Intelligence
In March 2018, Kate Crawford gave the Tech Policy Lab’s spring Distinguished Lecture on “AI Now: Social and Political Questions for Artificial Intelligence.”EventVideo
AI Now: Social and Political Questions for Artificial Intelligence | Kate Crawford
Legal and Governance Implications of Artificial Intelligence
In May 2016, the Lab and the UW School of Law co-hosted the first of four White House public workshops on artificial intelligence. Deputy CTO Ed Felton and other members of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy spoke on panels and were in attendance for the workshop.EventVideo
Artificial Intelligence: Law and Policy