NIST’s Artificial Intelligence Framework Should Address Low-Probability, High-Impact Risks

June 27, 2022 | Deepesh Chaudhari

Note: The author previously submitted an anonymous comment to NIST. This blog post summarizes material from that comment. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s recent initial draft of its AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF) provides an important reminder for the future of AI: advances in artificial intelligence have the potential to provide
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Testimony of Jonathon Hauenschild and Luke Hogg to the U.S. Senate, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

June 24, 2022 | Luke Hogg

Click here to download a PDF of the full testimony. Chairman Van Hollen, Ranking Member Hyde-Smith, and Members of the Subcommittee, We are writing on behalf of Lincoln Network to encourage this Subcommittee to provide additional funding to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and to direct funds for the hiring of additional staff technologists. In
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Japan’s Lessons for America

June 22, 2022 | Lars Schönander

This piece was originally posted on Substack. After a decades-long hiatus, industrial policy is back in vogue. The Biden administration will invoke a law passed in 1950, the Defense Production Act, originally designed to build America after World War II, to raise production of everything from solar panels to baby formula. Industrial policy could address the shortages that
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We’re Hiring: Operations Manager

June 22, 2022 | Grace Meyer

To apply, answer a few questions and submit your resume and cover letter here: The Operations Manager will work closely with Lincoln Network’s Head of Development and COO and will be responsible for assisting with donor relations, event planning/promotions, and operations support; as well as other administrative tasks as needed. This is a full-time
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Testimony of Lars Erik Schönander to the U.S. Senate, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the Energy and Water Development Branch, Energy Information Administration Appropriations

June 21, 2022 | Lars Schönander

Click here to download a full PDF of the testimony. Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member John Kennedy, and Members of the Subcommittee: My name is Lars Erik Schönander. I am a Policy Technologist at Lincoln Network, a think tank to help bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and DC along with leveraging technology and technical
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Republicans should wait to regulate Big Tech

June 21, 2022 | Luke Hogg

A coalition of lawmakers and advocacy groups is making its final push to pass antitrust legislation targeted at large tech platforms before the end of the year. But in the rush to rein in Big Tech, many conservatives have signed on to a bill that would do little to address their underlying concerns. Rather than
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Don’t Rush a Bad Bill

June 17, 2022 | Luke Hogg

Democrats’ poorly-drafted antitrust bill will do little for Republicans, and its consumer backlash will undermine future legislative efforts Republicans and Democrats alike have grown increasingly mistrustful of large online platforms in recent years. But the basis for this mistrust comes from two conflicting lines of thinking. Whereas Democrats are primarily concerned with market power and
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Americans Underestimate What Public Schools Spend Per Student

June 15, 2022 | Dan Lips

The Department of Education recently reported that public schools spent on average more than $15,000 per student as of 2019. But Americans continue to estimate that public schools spend much less.  A May survey commissioned by EdChoice found that Americans think public schools are spending roughly $5,000 per child. Colyn Ritter has the details:  Parents
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Testimony of Dan Lips to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

June 3, 2022 | Dan Lips

Click here to download a full PDF of the testimony. Chairwoman Lee, Ranking Member Rogers, and Members of the Subcommittee: My name is Dan Lips. I am head of policy at Lincoln Network. I am writing to encourage the Subcommittee to provide additional funding to the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), specifically to provide
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Ukraine versus Afghanistan: Lessons in National Solidarity

June 2, 2022 | Geoff Cain

Before he was actually president, Volodymyr Zelen­sky, a comedian, starred as Ukraine’s fictional president in his three-season political satire Servant of the People. He played a junior high teacher who asked his students to leave the classroom one day so he could have a word with a school administrator. In private, he launched a tirade against
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