Rapid advances in ubiquitous sensors, machine learning, autonomous systems, and robotics will profoundly change society, and will affect many of our core values: liberty, fairness, privacy, transparency, free speech, and so on. These changes will be reflected throughout government; current laws and policies are largely ill-equipped to handle this technological future. in areas like crime and prosecution, labor and employment, human rights, international relations, and armed conflict. Over the course of six two-hour discussion sessions, this seminar will explore the social changes that will result from these technological changes, try to anticipate legislative and regulatory issues that will arise, and come up with future (and future-proof) policies to address them.
Faculty: Bruce Schneier
Course no: IGA-237M