Did AGI write this paper?

An important new research paper by IGP Director Dr. Milton Mueller conducts the first systematic evaluation of the assumptions and logic underlying the fears around Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). The urgency surrounding so-called AI governance is influenced by the belief that AGI could lead to human extinction. Dr. Mueller’s paper...
Image representing the conceptual shift in platform governance and market dynamics from the Apple App Store to the OpenAI GPT Store.

OpenAI’s GPT Store: New Competition in the Global Digital Economy

OpenAI's recently launched GPT store potentially marks a significant shift in the global digital economy landscape, presenting a viable competitive threat to established platforms like Apple's App Store. Competition in the global digital economy is all about creating platforms that bring different sides of a market together to create value....

The Narrative: December 1, 2023

Dispatches from the evolving digital political economy Is De-Dollarization fueled by the rise of Digital Currencies? Nations, particularly within the BRICS alliance, are increasingly exploring alternatives to the US dollar. The rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) is playing a pivotal role in shaping the conversation around De-dollarization. The...

The Narrative: September 15, 2023

Reports on the evolving digital political economy A Victory for Free Speech on Social Media A federal appeals court has upheld a finding that U.S. federal officials violated the First Amendment by coercing or strongly encouraging social-media platforms to censor content. The court also narrowed the scope and targets of...

Webinar Analyzing India Stack

In an era where digitalization is rapidly transforming societies and economies, the question of digital sovereignty has taken center stage. How can nations harness the power of technology while safeguarding their autonomy and interests? India, with its burgeoning digital landscape, is at the forefront of this conversation. As part of...

The Narrative: September 1, 2023

Reports on the evolving digital political economy Human Authorship and AI Images A lot of bad policy about AI is being made because people are overstating its risks. These overstatements usually derive from overestimating the autonomous nature of the AI. Now we are getting some bad law for the same...

The Narrative: Panic over Generative AI Risks; WebPKI GIG-ARTS conference; Oversight Board consultation

15 May, 2023 More Wrong Thinking on Generative AI Risks Civil society is in trouble if the musings of an anonymous philosopher on the LESSWRONG website, most likely by a national security official with access to a closed CISA meeting, reflects the current zeitgeist inside governments concerning generative AI. The...

The Narrative: A Plurilateral export control regime; a cyber social contract is promised; India moves to crackdown on smartphone manufacturers

March 16, 2023 New Dutch semiconductor export controls, a global regime grows In a March 8 letter, the Dutch Ministry of Economic and Development Cooperation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs notified the elected Parliament of its plan to implement additional export control measures for advanced semiconductor manufacturing equipment, consistent with...