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Podcast: Can AV Bill Do Right by People?

Guests: Phil Koopman, associate professor with the Carnegie Mellon University; Computer Engineering (top left)Bill Widen, professor at the University of Miami School of Law (top right) We discuss the autonomous vehicle bill, just voted out of the Pennsylvania Senate’s Transportation Committee last week and is now heading to the Senate floor.  What’s in the bill? What’s not in the bill? What should be in the bill?  Our conversation pierces to the crux of the issues posed by the autonomous vehicle bill: safety, transparency, insurance and social justice. Listen to the podcast… Abbreviations mentioned during the podcast, and what they mean:   AV: Autonomous vehicle SB 965: Pennsylvania State Senate bill developed to eliminate human drivers from testing of highly automated vehicles on public roads  SAE J3016: Taxonomy and definition of motor vehicles with automation systems. The standard does not define “safety.” It defines the level of autonomy.  SAE J3018:  Safety-relevant guidance for on-road testing of system-operated autonomous vehicle… Read More »Podcast: Can AV Bill Do Right by People?

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Nvidia and Arm: Perils of Tech Platform Acquisitions

By Mike Feibus

As Capitol Hill tries to turn back the clock on the past decade’s Big Tech buyouts, a new deal is making its way through the same regulatory process that greenlighted predatory moves by Facebook, Google and others. If consummated, Nvidia’s deal to buy Arm will instantly give one competitor great power over a critical technology platform. Do regulators have the tools to recognize the danger? Here’s a framework for assessing potential harm in modern-day technology markets.

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