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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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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

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    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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