Our brains cannot remember the faces of everyone we cross on the street, but for better & for worse facial recognition software can.
Caleb Watney leads R Street’s work on emerging technologies, including autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, drones and robotics. In this role, he regularly meets with policymakers, files regulatory comments, writes op-eds and manages a monthly technology policy working group.
Caleb was previously a graduate research fellow at the Mercatus Center, working with the Technology Policy Program. He has also worked as a policy research consultant for Uber.
Caleb received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sterling College and his master’s in economics from George Mason University.
Artificial intelligence is here and changing our daily lives, but should we be concerned about the prospect of a hostile and hyper-intelligent AI?
We should take a collective deep breath before proposing tech-related legislation in the wake of a mass shooting.
Without immigrants, Silicon Valley would be a shell of what it is today. Yet bad restrictionist policies threaten to undermine American dominance in tech and stymie innovation.
Policies that embrace freedom, innovation, and entrepreneurship while accepting risk can provide humanity with the technology to make us all freer, healthier, and safer.