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.
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 email@example.com.