Ariel Rabkin is a Visiting Fellow with AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy and a professional software engineer. He has published over a dozen technical papers on topics including system monitoring, configuration management, and efficient analytics. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University from 2012 to 2014. He received his PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in May 2012, and previously attended Cornell University (AB 2006, MEng 2007).
at night and in bad weather. It is therefore now time for policymakers to identify the criteria under which they would allow self-driving cars without humans at the wheel.
dispute in that series concerns the transfer of data from Facebook Ireland to its US parent. For another example, the state of Georgia requires that state data never leave the United States. These policies are increasingly detached from how modern computer systems work. Indeed, the policies give engineers incentives to design systems that deliberately blur or evade questions of where data reside.
executive order altering American refugee and immigration policy. While the focus of the order was on refugees, it also bars entrance for persons from seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) for the next 90 days. This order has been intensely controversial and provoked particular condemnation from the technology industry.