STPP's Technology Assessment Project (TAP) is a research-intensive think tank dedicated to anticipating the implications of emerging technologies and using these insights to develop better technology policies. It uses an analogical case study approach to analyze the social, economic, ethical, equity, and political dimensions of emerging technologies (e.g., facial recognition, autonomous vehicles, CRISPR therapy in humans, COVID contact tracing apps). As it conducts these evaluations, it is developing a distinct approach that can be applied to technologies in a range of areas.
During the 2020-2021 academic year, the TAP is focusing on vaccine hesitancy and public trust. We will release the report in Spring 2021.
TAP launched in Fall 2019, with seed funding from the STPP program. If you have ideas/suggestions for emerging technologies that you would like TAP to tackle, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cameras in the Classroom: Facial Recognition Technology in Schools (2020)
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