CITRIS Policy Lab


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Technology Policy Research & Engagement in the Interest of Society
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The CITRIS Policy Lab supports interdisciplinary research, education, and thought leadership to address core questions regarding the role of formal and informal regulation in promoting innovation and amplifying its positive effects on society. We envision a world where decisions related to the development, deployment, and distribution of technology are informed by considerations grounded in timely interdisciplinary research on current and future technological capabilities and their implications for society. For nearly 20 years, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) have brought together leading researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz to advance information technology development and application for the public good in such areas as sustainable energy; water and transportation systems; robotics and artificial intelligence; civic engagement; and health care. Due to its strong interdisciplinary approach to technology research and development, the CITRIS Policy Lab is uniquely positioned to be a leader in driving policy research and engagement in public and private sectors at local, state, national, and international levels.