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“Ina Fried, Axios, and Tech Journalism Today” (Two Think Minimum Podcast)

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Two Think Minimum Podcast Transcript Episode 010: “Ina Fried, Axios, and Tech Journalism Today” Recorded on: July 13, 2018 Sarah: Welcome back to TPI’s Podcast, Two Think Minimum. It’s Friday, July 13, 2018, and I’m Sarah Oh, Research Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. Today we’re excited to talk with Ina Fried of Axios, a tech journalist who covers telecom policy. Ina writes the daily newsletter for Axios that many of our listeners may read each morning. According to her twitter account, she is Chief Technology Correspondent for Axios and […]

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Cloud Computing: Co-Invention for the Masses

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Cloud computing is a big and growing business. Revenue estimates for 2017 range from just under $150 billion to about $180 billion. In some respects, cloud computing is simply an incremental improvement over traditional client/server computing. Users work at terminals that are typically personal computers, while the processing and storage are located elsewhere. In other respects, however, cloud is a monumental shift in computing. Unlike traditional c/s computing, where access is specialized and available only within a given organization, anybody with access to a broadband connection can access some of […]

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Reduce Human Medical Errors? – Economic and Policy Implications of AI, Blog Post #4

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The following is a summary of Can Artificial Intelligence Help Reduce Human Medical Errors? Two Examples from ICUs in the U.S. and Peru by Miguel Paredes. This paper was presented at the Technology Policy Institute Conference on The Economics and Policy Implications of Artificial Intelligence, February 22, 2018.   Medical errors are prevalent and costly. A 2005 study found 133.3 errors per 1,000 hospitalizations in the United States, costing society tens of billions of dollars. Artificial intelligence, Paredes posits, could help reduce the number and severity of errors by adding large-scale […]

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Adaptive Trees: A Novel Approach to Macroeconomic Forecasting – Economic and Policy Implications of AI, Blog Post #5

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The following is a summary of Adaptive Trees: A Novel Approach to Macroeconomic Forecasting by Nicolas Woloszko. This paper was presented at the Technology Policy Institute Conference on The Economics and Policy Implications of Artificial Intelligence, February 22, 2018.   Machine learning is all about making better predictions. In Adaptive Trees, Nicolas Woloszko explores how we might improve our national accounts data by applying machine learning techniques to macroeconomic forecasting.   Woloszko notes that the econometric techniques that are the basis of most forecasting models focus on in-sample accuracy, fitting a model […]

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IoT, Innovation, and the Impact of Infrastructure Developments: Research Roundup, June 2018

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*The Research Roundup is a semi-regular list of outside research we have found interesting and think is worth sharing. The views and conclusions of the papers’ authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone affiliated with TPI.*   The articles detailed in this month’s Research Roundup touch on the relationship between broadband infrastructure and economic growth, the increasing role of artificial intelligence in the global economy, and the need to balance convenience, security, and moral principles in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. In their piece titled Ethical Design in the […]

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“The FCC and the New Telecom and Media Landscape: A Conversation with Comm Daily Reporters Jonathan Make and David Kaut” (Two Think Minimum Podcast)

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Two Think Minimum Podcast TranscriptEpisode 009: “The FCC and the New Telecom and Media Landscape:A Conversation with Comm Daily Reporters Jonathan Make and David Kaut”Recorded on June 7, 2018 Sarah:  Hi and welcome back to TPI’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. It’s Thursday, June 7th, 2018, and I’m TPI Research Fellow, Sarah Oh. Today we’re excited to talk with two of the most knowledgeable journalists covering telecom policy, Jonathan Make and David Kaut, from Communications Daily. Jonathan is the editor of Communications Daily and in his spare time is president of […]

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Fintech, AI, and the Effects of Next-Generation Infrastructure: Research Roundup May 2018

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*The Research Roundup is a semi-regular list of outside research we have found interesting and think is worth sharing. The views and conclusions of the papers’ authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone affiliated with TPI.*   This month, the Research Roundup reflects the breadth of issues relevant to technology policy. The articles presented below cover topics ranging from financial technology to use of net neutrality to ethical questions associated with algorithms.   We highlight in particular an NBER working paper that finds that using consumers’ “digital footprints” across […]

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Artificial Intelligence and its Implications for Income Distribution and Unemployment – Economic and Policy Implications of AI, Blog Post #3

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The following is a summary of Artificial Intelligence and its Implications for Income Distribution and Unemployment by Antonin Korinek and Joseph E. Stiglitz. This paper was presented at the Technology Policy Institute Conference on The Economics and Policy Implications of Artificial Intelligence, February 22, 2018.   In Artificial Intelligence and its Implications for Income Distribution and Unemployment, Anton Korinek and Joseph E. Stiglitz focus on a key economic challenge associated with increased use of AI: its effects on income distribution in the context of the future of work. They discuss four […]

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Want to Learn about the App Economy? There’s a Senate Subcommittee Hearing for That

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TPI’s Dr. Sarah Oh appeared as one of the Witnesses The Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet hosted a hearing on the app economy on May 15, 2018. The hearing, “There’s an App for that: Trends in Mobile Technologies,” examined the growth and future of the $950 billion app economy. TPI Research Fellow, Dr. Sarah Oh, was one of the witnesses. During her opening statement as well as through her answers to the senators’ questions, Dr. Oh made a compelling case about the need for a flourishing […]

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Smart Technology, Smart People, Smart Cities: Research Roundup April 2018

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*The Research Roundup is a semi-regular list of outside research we have found interesting and think is worth sharing. The views and conclusions of the papers’ authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone affiliated with TPI.*   This month’s articles detail a growing trend: the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data in public management and urban governance. In his work, Where and When AI and CI Meet, Stefaan G. Verhulst discusses the opportunities and challenges that arise when new and emerging technologies like AI are deployed in […]

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