The UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy was established in 2020 to perform cross-disciplinary research on the ways that new and emerging technologies affect society, privacy, law and public policy. The institute is a collaboration between UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.
Supported by a five-year, $10.25 million grant, the institute brings together faculty and students from the law and engineering schools to conduct research, convene events and engage the wider academic community and the public about the benefits and risks of technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, cybersecurity and digital media and communications.
These and other rapidly evolving technologies pose questions ranging from ethical and public policy issues to the applicability and utility of current laws and regulations to govern their use.
The institute is one of a number of UCLA programs focused on the intersection of technology and policy, including UCLA Law's AI PULSE project and Climate Engineering Governance Project; UCLA Samueli Engineering's UCLA Connection Lab and the UCLA Engineering-led Named Data Networking.