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Create an IPCC-like body to harness benefits and combat harms of digital tech

BKC Affiliate Joseph Bak-Coleman, BKC Director James Mickens, and BKC Faculty Associate Zeynep Tufekci write to advocate for an intergovernmental panel to synthesize the evidence about emerging information technologies.

"An intergovernmental panel, representing the interests of UN member states, could identify where current levels of transparency are not generating sufficient insight. It could also galvanize research and motivate regulators to enact policy that engenders increased transparency, accountability and auditing...[A]ny hope of negotiation between nations requires a clearer picture of what is happening and why, and what policy responses are available."

Read more in Nature.

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