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    Terra Incognita: The Governance of Artificial Intelligence in Global Perspective
    with Allison Stanger, Jakub Kraus, Georgia Millman-Perlah, and Mitchell Schroeder
    Annual Review of Political Science 27. 2024.
    While generative AI shares some similarities with previous technological breakthroughs, it also raises unique challenges for containing social and economic harms. State approaches to AI governance vary; some lay a foundation for transnational governance whereas others do not. We consider some technical dimensions of AI safety in both open and closed systems, as well as the ideas that are presently percolating to safeguard their future development. Examining initiatives for the global community a…Read more
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    A Roadmap for Governing AI: Technology Governance and Power Sharing Liberalism
    with Danielle Allen, Sarah Hubbard, Allison Stanger, Shlomit Wagman, and Kinney Zalesne
    Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. 2024.
    This paper aims to provide a roadmap to AI governance. In contrast to the reigning paradigms, we argue that AI governance should not be merely a reactive, punitive, status-quo-defending enterprise, but rather the expression of an expansive, proactive vision for technology—to advance human flourishing. Advancing human flourishing in turn requires democratic/political stability and economic empowerment. Our overarching point is that answering questions of how we should govern this emerging technol…Read more
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    Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) are a new, rapidly-growing class of organizations governed by smart contracts. Here we describe how researchers can contribute to the emerging science of DAOs and other digitally-constituted organizations. From granular privacy primitives to mechanism designs to model laws, we identify high-impact problems in the DAO ecosystem where existing gaps might be tackled through a new data set or by applying tools and ideas from existing research fields such…Read more
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    Ethics of Decentralized Social Technologies: Lessons from Web3, the Fediverse, and Beyond
    with Danielle Allen, Eli Frankel, Joshua Simons, Divya Siddarth, and Glen Weyl
    Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics. 2023.
    This paper argues that the plethora of experiments with decentralized social technologies (DSTs)—clusters of which are sometimes called “the Web 3.0 ecosystem” or “the Fediverse”—have brought us to a constitutional moment. These technologies enable radical innovations in social, economic, and political institutions and practices, with the potential to support transformative approaches to political economy. They demand governance innovation. The paper develops a framework of prudent vigilance for…Read more
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    Political Resistance: Editors' Introduction
    The Harvard Review of Philosophy 28 5-6. 2021.
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