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Autonomy in the Age of Algorithms

by Katharine Dempsey | May 9, 2018 | Politics, Technology

We have arrived at the watershed moment when artificial intelligence is finally at the center of the mainstream conversation. This owes less to the almost obligatory speculation about the role and impact of robots in the workplace and more, now, to AI’s relationship with data, the power of ubiquitous and increasingly sophisticated algorithms, and the […]

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Twenty-Five Years Later: What Happened to Progressive Tech Policy?

by Marc Rotenberg and Larry Irving | Jan 22, 2018 | Politics, Technology

Late last year, Facebook, Google, and Twitter appeared before Congress to explain how a foreign government that targeted democratic institutions in the United States subverted their services. For months, the companies denied wrongdoing, hid behind spurious legal claims, and acted genuinely surprised that anyone would question their technical competence. Of course, now we know that […]

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Donald Trump

Trump and Privacy

by Marc Rotenberg | Sep 14, 2017 | Politics, Technology

It was at the first meeting of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity that Donald Trump asked the question, “What do they have to hide?” He was referring to the state election officials who refused to turn over voter records sought by the Commission. That Commission had been established by the president ostensibly to gather […]

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Montreal is considered the Silicon Valley of AI

Economic and Social Impact of AI Takes Center Stage

by Katharine Dempsey | Aug 21, 2017 | Politics, Technology

We are at a moment of profound societal transition, not just with respect to science and technology, but in the way we work, live, and think. No sector will be spared. No one’s life will go unaltered, even if the impacts are uneven. With advances in computing power and storage and improvements in machine learning […]

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