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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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    Will Ending the Affordable Broadband Connectivity Program (ACP) Halt Digital Equity?

    Will Ending the Affordable Broadband Connectivity Program (ACP) Halt Digital Equity?

    Currently benefiting over 23 million households, the ACP has provided affordable broadband to those in need. But in recent weeks, it may be abruptly eliminated, and questions arise on whether it will hamper existing efforts to close the digital divide. On this episode of Tech Tank, co-host Nicol Turner Lee speaks with Colin Rhinesmith, the Founder and Director of Digital Equity Research Center, and Fallon Wilson, the Founder and Director of Black Churches for Digital Equity.
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    • 33 min
    The Future of Quantum Computing

    The Future of Quantum Computing

    In this week's episode of the TechTank Podcast, co-host Darrell West delves into the future and capabilities of powerful quantum computers. To aid in comprehending these revolutionary machines, Darrell West is joined by Joseph Keller, Visiting Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology. Tune in for a highly informative conversation.
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    • 24 min
    What is the future of children’s online data privacy in the U.S.?

    What is the future of children’s online data privacy in the U.S.?

    In the latest episode of the TechTank Podcast, cohost Nicol Turner Lee speaks with Jennifer Huddleston, a Technology Policy Research Fellow at the CATO Institute, and Christopher Wood, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of LGBT Tech Partnership & Institute. Together, they delve into the complexities surrounding regulatory efforts and explore the evolving landscape of how our kids interact with technology. They also offer their predictions on what may be next for Congress, states, and other stakeholders in the policy debates over children’s privacy.
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    • 50 min
    The State of State Technology Policy

    The State of State Technology Policy

    In this week's episode of the TechTank podcast, co-hosts Nicol Turner Lee and Darrell West kick
    off 2024 with an insightful conversation on the state of tech policy with returning guests, Matt
    Perault, Director of the Center on Science & Technology Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Scott
    Brennen, the Head of Online Expression Policy at the Center on Technology Policy at UNC-
    Chapel Hill. Together, they discuss the intricacies of state policy within the dynamic and ever-
    evolving tech landscape, exploring key challenges and potential solutions that shape the future of
    technology governance.

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    • 28 min
    Tech Outlook for 2024

    Tech Outlook for 2024

    In this episode of the TechTank Podcast Co-host Darrell West and Nicol Turner Lee discuss what lies ahead for tech policy in 2024 and what people should watch for from Congress, the Biden Administration, state and local government, and court cases. They cover topics such as AI, infrastructure implementation, problems of bias, safety, and transparency, and competition policy. A number of initiatives are pending, which likely will make the coming year an exciting time for technology policy.
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    • 39 min
    Generative AI, parents, and teens

    Generative AI, parents, and teens

    In this week's episode of the TechTank podcast, co-host Nicol Turner Lee is joined by Stephen
    Balkam, founder and CEO of FOSI, and Kara Sundby, Senior Director at KANTAR, to delve into
    the findings of a new report focused on how teens and parents interact with generative AI.

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    • 40 min

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