On November 15, 2019, the Gray Center hosted a public policy conference on “Technology, Innovation, and Regulation.” For this conference, scholars wrote and presented papers on the way regulation affects technological innovation, and vice-versa. The Gray Center convened expert panels on topics including whether social media should be regulated for “neutrality,” “regulatory sandboxes” and other laboratories of democracy, artificial intelligence and the future of regulation, and disruptive technology and the future of “law,” during which the new research was discussed. Keynote remarks were given by Kate Lauer, an Advisor for Jiko and former Head of Global Regulatory Strategy for PayPal.

The first panel examined whether social media should be regulated for “neutrality,” and focused on a paper by Michigan State University College of Law’s Adam Candeub on “Common Carriage and Section 230.” He was joined in the discussion by Georgetown Law’s Anupam Chander, Facebook’s Lori Moylan, and the Mercatus Center’s Adam Thierer. The panel was moderated by the Gray Center’s then-Deputy Director, Andrew Kloster. The paper and videos are available at: https://administrativestate.gmu.edu/events/technology-innovation-and-regulation/.

Featuring Adam Candeub, Anupam Chander, Andrew Kloster, Lori Moylan, and Adam Thierer.

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