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TechTank is a biweekly podcast from The Brookings Institution exploring the most consequential technology issues of our time. From artificial intelligence and racial bias in algorithms, to Big Tech, the future of work, and the digital divide, TechTank takes abstract ideas and makes them accessible. Moderators Dr. Nicol Turner Lee and Darrell West speak with leading technology experts and policymakers to share new data, ideas, and policy solutions to address the challenges of our new digital world.


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Episode Date
Will Ending the Affordable Broadband Connectivity Program (ACP) Halt Digital Equity?
Feb 26, 2024
The Future of Quantum Computing
Feb 12, 2024
What is the future of children’s online data privacy in the U.S.?
Jan 29, 2024
The State of State Technology Policy
Jan 15, 2024
Tech Outlook for 2024
Dec 04, 2023
Generative AI, parents, and teens
Nov 20, 2023
How AI Will Affect the 2024 Elections
Nov 06, 2023
A conversation with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) on AI accountability and election integrity
Oct 23, 2023
From The TechTank Archives: Taylor Lorenz on Gen Z, Influencer Culture, and the Future of Social Media
Oct 09, 2023
California Congressman Ted Lieu talks about the state of AI governance
Sep 25, 2023
Exploring the NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0
Sep 11, 2023
Why Should We Go Back to the Moon?
Aug 28, 2023
Will Courts Allow Technology to Mitigate Climate Change?
Aug 14, 2023
AI Rules for the Metaverse
Jul 31, 2023
Ways to Protect Children Online
Jul 17, 2023
How to Address Issues of Racial Equity and Justice
Jul 03, 2023
Social media and teens: How do they think it impacts them?
Jun 19, 2023
How AI Disrupts Elections and Influences Voter Choices
Jun 05, 2023
From The TechTank Archives: Twitter, Trump, and Online Speech
May 22, 2023
Bank failures and the tech sector: For better or for worse?
May 08, 2023
Will the U.S. attain a competitive global spectrum strategy?
Apr 24, 2023
Will Generative AI Kill Jobs?
Apr 10, 2023
How Wikipedia Works
Mar 27, 2023
How social media is changing politics
Mar 13, 2023
How Memes Are Impacting Democracy
Feb 27, 2023
Reclaiming local news in the age of the internet
Feb 13, 2023
Is Economic Decoupling Possible for the United States?
Jan 30, 2023
What to expect for big tech, broadband, anti-trust, and other tech issues under the new Congress
Jan 17, 2023
Is it time to regulate social media platforms and search engines?
Jan 02, 2023
Technology adoption in Africa: current and future use cases for development
Dec 12, 2022
Twitter, Trump, and Online Speech
Nov 28, 2022
What will it take to create inclusive AR/VR for a more diverse metaverse?
Nov 14, 2022
Latino voters, midterm elections, and the effects of misinformation, and disinformation
Oct 31, 2022
How to improve election security
Oct 17, 2022
Can AI Developers Be Incentivized to Debias their Algorithms?
Oct 03, 2022
Undersecretary Xochitl Torres-Small on expanding access to rural broadband
Sep 19, 2022
Do you know where your spectrum is? The U.S.’s never- ending quest for more bandwidth
Sep 06, 2022
The weaponization of information threatens American democracy. What should we do about that?
Aug 22, 2022
How does tech policy fall short in protecting people with disabilities?
Aug 08, 2022
How does the internet facilitate worsening gun violence?
Jul 25, 2022
How do we center equity in the future of telehealth?
Jul 11, 2022
Will Americans finally see bipartisan federal privacy legislation? 
Jun 27, 2022
Exploring the intersection of tech policy and LGBTQ+ rights
Jun 13, 2022
Deciphering the Metaverse
May 30, 2022
Can policymakers level the playing field in the computer sciences?
May 16, 2022
What should we do about computer chip shortages?
May 02, 2022
A conversation on improving the STEM pipeline with UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski
Apr 18, 2022
How to discourage extremism and harmful activities on social media platforms
Apr 04, 2022
A conversation with Jessica Brandt and Emerson Brooking on the information wars in the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Mar 21, 2022
Civil rights and artificial intelligence: Can the two concepts coexist?
Mar 07, 2022
Laura Coates on racial inequities in our criminal justice system
Feb 21, 2022
Rep. Ro Khanna on democratizing our digital transformation
Feb 07, 2022
How Digital Technology Is Reshaping Espionage and Intelligence-Gathering
Jan 24, 2022
What to expect from Biden's 2022 tech agenda
Jan 10, 2022
Taylor Lorenz on Gen Z, Influencer Culture, and the Future of Social Media
Dec 13, 2021
How to Build Back Better with Telehealth
Nov 29, 2021
In the U.S.A.’s tech-driven economy, is enough being done to protect consumer choice and privacy?
Nov 15, 2021
What lies ahead for the US-China tech race?
Nov 01, 2021
What life in space teaches astronauts about solving challenges on planet Earth
Oct 18, 2021
Online behavioral advertising can be discriminatory, so what’s the plan to fix this?
Oct 04, 2021
Why schools still need a remote option to mitigate COVID-19
Sep 20, 2021
Which U.S. Cities Are Poised for AI Growth?
Sep 08, 2021
How will Biden’s broadband infrastructure plan address rural poverty while closing the digital divide?
Aug 23, 2021
Why State Unemployment Insurance Programs Failed Workers During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Aug 09, 2021
Managing Privacy, Equity, and Access in COVID Vaccine Passports
Jul 26, 2021
How Should Universities Deal with Student Cheating?
Jul 12, 2021
Protecting Your Online Reputation
Jun 28, 2021
Is Biden’s American Jobs Plan the beginning of a Tech New Deal?
Jun 14, 2021
Did citizens' use of technology deliver justice for George Floyd and implicate bad policing?
May 31, 2021
Facebook Oversight Board Decision Banning Trump
May 17, 2021
What to Expect from the Biden Administration on Antitrust Regulation and Big Tech
May 03, 2021
With new investments in broadband infrastructure, can we finally close the digital divide once and for all?
Apr 19, 2021
What We Can Learn About Mars From The Perseverance Exploration?
Apr 05, 2021
To Build Back Better, The U.S. Needs A Digital Service Corps
Mar 22, 2021
How Companies Surveil Workers And Ways Employees Can Protect Themselves
Mar 08, 2021
Should Free Speech Be Regulated Online?
Feb 22, 2021
How To Protect Yourself From Cybersecurity Attacks
Feb 08, 2021
How To Protect Your Privacy with Online Dating Apps
Jan 11, 2021
How Fair Is The Gig Economy?
Dec 14, 2020
Will Telehealth Continue Under The Biden Administration?
Nov 25, 2020
What Will Tech Policy Look Like In The Next Administration?
Nov 11, 2020
How Can We Cope With Zoom Fatigue?
Oct 28, 2020
Is There a Way to Keep Schools Open Safely?
Oct 14, 2020
Will Disinformation and Voter Suppression Help Trump Win Reelection?
Sep 30, 2020
Should Trump Ban TikTok and WeChat?
Sep 17, 2020
Congressman David Cicilline on Why We Need a Glass-Steagall Act for the Internet
Sep 02, 2020
How Has COVID-19 Transformed Work, Education, and Healthcare?
Aug 20, 2020
How Can We Fight Racial Bias in Technology?
Aug 04, 2020