Policy Category

April 10, 2019

Designing Responsible AI

University of Bath professor Joanna Bryson, a leading AI researcher, discusses the opportunities and consequences of developing human-like computational intelligence.
The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and …

April 6, 2019

Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark led a deep-dive discussion into Lyft’s IPO and the outlook for the business going forward. After skyrocketing nearly 10% on its first day hitting the […]

April 4, 2019

Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws at the federal, state and local/city levels, all set against a vast array of public and private interests. Where startup founders see opportunity for disruption […]

April 4, 2019

Aperture’s Peter Kraus takes aim at passive ETFs and the ‘illusion of free’ with new startup

“We’re breaking beta from alpha. That doesn’t exist anywhere. We’re literally saying, ‘Only pay us for alpha and define beta. Nobody has done that.” That’s an energized quote from legendary Wall Streeter Peter Kraus. For those not familiar with the lingo, I’ll translate: Kraus’s new company Aperture, which has just launched a new mutual fund […]

April 3, 2019

Andrew Yang’s Audacious Plan to Save Us from Automation

U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang explains how he’s running his campaign like an entrepreneur and how his plan for Universal Basic Income might just be the viral product he needs to win it all.
The views expressed on this podcast are those …

March 30, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg actually calls for regulation of content, elections, privacy

It’s been a busy day for Facebook exec op-eds. Earlier this morning, Sheryl Sandberg broke the site’s silence around the Christchurch massacre, and now Mark Zuckerberg is calling on governments and other bodies to increase regulation around the sorts of data Facebook traffics in. He’s hoping to get out in front of heavy-handed regulation and […]

March 30, 2019

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is ‘exploring’ restrictions following Christchurch attacks

In an open letter published by the New Zealand Herald, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg finally addressed the shocking mass shootings that left 50 dead at two Christchurch mosques. The first of part of the deadliest mass shooting in modern new Zealand history was live-streamed on Facebook by the attacker. But while the site’s technology was […]

March 29, 2019

Corporate Boards Are Pessimistic About Trade Between the U.S. and China

And they’re planning accordingly.

March 27, 2019

A New Digital Social Contract Is Coming for Silicon Valley

Tech companies need to get on board and play a more productive role.