University of Washington

For Fund Development And Strategic Communications For The Tech Policy Lab

  • Amount
    $70,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    12/1/2015
  • Term
    19 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
About the Grantee
Address
AC101 Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & EngineeringBox 352350185 Stevens Way
Seattle, WA 98195-2350
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Center for an Informed Public's research on digital disinformation  
Societies are experiencing a profound shift in how we participate in public discourse. While this new paradigm has many positive implications, it has also opened the door to disinformation and other forms of networked manipulation — which function not only to mislead and divide, but also to diminish trust in democratic institutions. The proposed Center for an Informed Public at the University of Washington will integrate original research, policy, education, and outreach to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse. The Center will develop and maintain sociotechnical infrastructure to support researchers and community fellows in conducting research into online interactions to better understand these challenges.
for support of the Tech Policy Lab  
A grant to the University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab will provide the resources to build upon the existing interdisciplinary collaboration between the university’s law school, computer science department, and information school to inform technology policymaking, including on artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation. It will enable the Tech Policy Lab to continue its research, education, and thought leadership on key cyber topics, including past instances of policy failures. It will also allow the lab to continue to convene a new series of global summits on cyber policy issues.

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