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  • Drone Economies (Panel Discussion)

    DRONE ECONOMIES (Panel Discussion) Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, David Brin, Ryan Calo, moderated by Ricardo Dominguez. 

  • Robots, Privacy & Society- Cal Poly

    It is not hard to imagine why robots raise privacy concerns. Practically by definition, robots are equipped with the ability to sense, process, and record the world around them. Robots can go places humans cannot go, see things humans cannot see. Robots are, first and foremost, a human instrument. And after industrial manufacturing, the principal use to which we’ve put that instrument has been surveillance. This talk explores the various ways that robots implicate privacy and why, absent conscientious legal and design interventions, we may never realize the potential of this transformative technology.

  • Is Your ISP Becoming A Copyright Cop? The Graduated Response Program and "Voluntary" Efforts to Police Online Infringement

    In July 2012, several major internet access providers (including, very likely, yours) will roll out a new program supposedly intended to inhibit online infringement via peer top peer file-sharing networks. The program is a result of a deal, announced last year, between ISPs and big content providers to work together police online infringement, educate allegedly infringing subscribers and, if subscribers resist such education, take various steps including restricting their internet access. As always, the devil is in the details, and the details here are devilish indeed. EFF Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry outlined how the program will work and explained why subscribers might want to demand a reboot.

  • Social Issues in Robotics

    We Robot - April 21-22, 2012
    Inaugural Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Relating to Robotics
    Panel Presentation: Social Issues in Robotics
    Moderator: Ryan Calo
    Extending Legal Rights to Social Robots (Updated), Kate Darling
    Sex Robots and Roboticization of Consent, Sinziana Gutiu
    Liar Liar Pants on Fire! Examining the Constitutionality of Enhanced Robo-Interrogation (Updated), Kristen Thomasen
  • Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality - Alessandro Acquisti - Audio

    In his talk, Alessandro Acquisti links two streams of research he is conducting at Carnegie Mellon University: the "behavioral economics of privacy," and the study of privacy and disclosure behavior in online social networks. First, he will highlight how research in behavioral economics can help us make sense of apparent inconsistencies in privacy (and security) decision-making, and will present results from a variety of experiments in this area he conducted at Carnegie Mellon University.