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Josh Entsminger

Josh Entsminger

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Josh Entsminger is a PhD student in innovation and public policy at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

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  1. The Threat of Persuasive AI
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    The Threat of Persuasive AI

    Jan 3, 2024 Mark Esposito, et al. warn that society is practically defenseless against those who would use technology to automate manipulation.

  2. Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?
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    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

    Aug 17, 2022 Josh Entsminger, et al. highlight the urgency of providing oversight before tech companies make self-regulation the norm.

  3. Imagining a Global Digital Order
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    Imagining a Global Digital Order

    Dec 16, 2021 Josh Entsminger, et al. think a multilateral process is needed to prevent the trend toward fragmented regulatory models.

  4. Reimagining the Platform Economy
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    Reimagining the Platform Economy

    Feb 5, 2021 Mariana Mazzucato, et al. shine a spotlight on the critical issue of how value is created and allocated in the digital world.

  5. Whose Information?
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    Whose Information?

    Apr 27, 2020 Mark Esposito, et al. believe that reining in Big Tech will require policymakers to devise a new concept of digital agency.

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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
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    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.

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