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Technology Policy

I have been actively involved in the discussion of AI ethics and robot ethics with policy makers and governing bodies around the world that aim to help shape technology policy of the future. 18 more words


International Discussions on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

I have been involved in a number of different projects related to the topic of lethal autonomous weapons systems through two different organizations — Open Roboethics Institute (ORI) 361 more words


"The number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years"*...

Moore’s Law has held up almost astoundingly well…

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This seemingly inexorable march has enabled an extraordinary range of new products and services– from intercontinental ballistic missiles to global environmental monitoring systems and from smart phones to medical implants…  But researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are sounding an alarm… 482 more words

GW WonkCast S3E3-1: Below the Fold

Data servers, eggs, and memos are all cracking. This week’s Below the Fold covers the CareFirst health care data breach, the Nunes memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance authority to target a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, and Panera’s request to the Food and Drug Administration to legally define eggs.  119 more words


GW WonkCast S2E9: Bridging Government and Technology

Keeping up with technology innovation isn’t just hard for consumers; it’s hard for policy makers, too. This week’s GW WonkCast features special guest GW MPP Cory Lancaster who focuses on technology policy to talk about the intersection between technology culture, policy culture, how they’re different, how they’re similar, and how technology has the power to improve how we make policy and how the government runs. 136 more words

Domestic Policy

"Artificial Intelligence" and the House of Lords inquiry

Below is a copy of my submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. Intentionally absent are more sensitive aspects of AI related to areas such as compromising law and enforcement, and at risk individuals. 3,570 more words


the inadequate scope of public sector "reform"

In the 1999 book “Reinventing Government”, information is placed at the centre of the government reform model:

The rings identify multiple aspects that need to be addressed when attempting reform. 1,026 more words