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FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection

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FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection

Artificial Intelligence
November 13, 2018 - 3:15pm
Washington, DC

EFF Tech Project Director Dr. Jeremy Gillula will be joining a panel on "Consumer Protection Implications of Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics," as part of the FTC's "Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century."

The hearing will examine competition and consumer protection issues associated with the use of algorithms, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics in business decisions and conduct. See detailed agenda.

The hearing will inform the FTC, other policymakers, and the public of:

  • the current and potential uses of these technologies;
  • the ethical and consumer protection issues that are associated with the use of these technologies;
  • how the competitive dynamics of firm and industry conduct are affected by the use of these technologies; and
  • policy, innovation, and market considerations associated with the use of these technologies.

The hearing will take place at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and runs November 13th and 14th.

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