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TechTank is a biweekly podcast from The Brookings Institution exploring the most consequential technology issues of our time. From artificial intelligence and racial bias in algorithms, to Big Tech, the future of work, and the digital divide, TechTank takes abstract ideas and makes them accessible. Moderators Dr. Nicol Turner Lee and Darrell West speak with leading technology experts and policymakers to share new data, ideas, and policy solutions to address the challenges of our new digital world.
 
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TechTank is a biweekly podcast from The Brookings Institution exploring the most consequential technology issues of our time. From artificial intelligence and racial bias in algorithms, to Big Tech, the future of work, and the digital divide, TechTank takes abstract ideas and makes them accessible. Moderators Dr. Nicol Turner Lee and Darrell West speak with leading technology experts and policymakers to share new data, ideas, and policy solutions to address the challenges of our new digital world.
 
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    Is Economic Decoupling Possible for the United States?

    Is Economic Decoupling Possible for the United States?

    On this episode of the TechTank Podcast, co-host Darrell West is joined by two distinguished experts to discuss if economic decoupling is possible for the United States. Melanie Sisson is a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, where she focuses on national security in the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology. Emily Weinstein is a research fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, where she focuses on U.S.-China technological competition.
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    • 43 min
    What to expect for big tech, broadband, anti-trust, and other tech issues under the new Congress

    What to expect for big tech, broadband, anti-trust, and other tech issues under the new Congress

    On this week’s episode of the TechTank Podcast, co-hosts Darrell West, and Nicol Turner Lee discuss the
    future of Biden’s tech policy agenda under the new 118 th Congress, including broadband infrastructure,
    anti-trust, big tech accountability, data privacy, and AI, among other issues. With a GOP majority in the
    House of Representatives and a Democrat-led Senate, this episode dives into which policy areas show
    the most promise for consensus, and where there may be challenges to gain cooperation within a
    divided Congress.

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    • 41 min
    Is it time to regulate social media platforms and search engines?

    Is it time to regulate social media platforms and search engines?

    On this week’s episode of the TechTank Podcast, moderator Darrell West, Vice President of Governance
    Studies at the Brookings Institution, will discuss if it's time for the Supreme Court to regulate social
    media platforms and the search engines that have become prominent amongst society. To help with this
    conversation, the Podcast is happily joined by John Villasenor, a Professor of Engineering, Law, and
    Public Policy at UCLA and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings. Mark MacCarthy is a Senior Fellow
    at the Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy at Georgetown University and a Nonresident Senior
    Fellow at Brookings.

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    • 31 min
    Technology adoption in Africa: current and future use cases for development

    Technology adoption in Africa: current and future use cases for development

    On this episode, host Nicol Turner Lee explores technology adoption in Africa and universal access throughout the continent with guests Yolanda Jinxin Ma, head of Digital Policy and Global Partnerships at the United Nations Development Programme, Addisu Lashitew, Global Economy and Development nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Jane Munga, Africa Program fellow at Carnegie who focuses on technology policy. 


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    • 33 min
    Twitter, Trump, and Online Speech

    Twitter, Trump, and Online Speech

    In this episode of the podcast, co-host Darrell West speaks to Nicol Turner Lee, senior fellow in Governance Studies and director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings and Tom Wheeler, a visiting fellow in Governance Studies and the author of a forthcoming Brookings book, “Techlash” about Twitter's future, and the consequences of recent tumultuous changes at the company.
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    • 34 min
    What will it take to create inclusive AR/VR for a more diverse metaverse?

    What will it take to create inclusive AR/VR for a more diverse metaverse?

    In this episode of Tech Tank, co-host, Nicol Turner Lee, speaks with Rashawn Ray, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution, and Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research, University of Maryland; and Kinnis Gosha, Executive Director and Chief Research Officer of the Center for Broadening Participation in Computing, Morehouse College. These experts discuss the current and future possibilities of AR/VR, and the metaverse and the impact on public sector applications. We also dive into how to attract more diverse developers and subscribers
    on these spaces.

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    • 36 min

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