How do we prevent social inequalities, bias and exclusion in algorithms?
Will India ban crypto or leverage it to build a new financial economy?
How should the government safeguard our personal data?
How do we make Twitter & Amazon answerable to Indian law?
How do we decolonize technology futures and make them work for India?
Policymaking for Emerging Technologies is an eleven-weekend online specialisation programme for professionals and students. The programme will help build domain knowledge in technology policy, understand new approaches for regulating disruptive technologies and seek practical toolkits to launch a career in the tech-policy ecosystem in India.
The course is interdisciplinary, and draws from politics, economics, law and ethics to understand India’s technological transformation.
14 August – 24 October
4-5 Hours Per Weekend
Fees: Rs 24,999
Tech Policy Specialisation
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In this module, we will discuss the fundamental paradigm shifts of our time with a special focus on VUCA, Complex Adaptive Systems and Exponential Change. You will be introduced to 4th industrial revolution technologies like 5G, AI, CRISPR, Blockchain, IoT.
In this module, we will discuss some fundamental questions likes what is technology? Deep dives will be made in to the philosophy of technology, socio-technical systems & code as law. We will also discuss the traditional policymaking process and its limitations and new technology policy paradigms.
What is agile policy-making? We will discuss the eight regulatory approaches for emerging technologies and politics of technological systems: Bias, Access and Inclusion. Two case studies will be critiqued in this module:
In this module, we will discuss the Indian tech policy ecosystem, the key regulatory questions and current state of play.
What are the digital public goods for the next century and what is India’s approach to Public Digital Infrastructures? We will critiquing two case studies in this module:
In this module, we will discuss the emerging technologies in India. We will dive deeper into India’s 5G Conundrum, electric vehicles and India’s fin-tech ecosystem: blockchain and crypto-assets in India.
In this module, we will discuss the conceptual foundations of data and algorithms, various approaches to thinking about data and algorithms. We will also dive deeper into India’s data governance architecture.
In this module, we will discuss the Great Global Fracture, the ‘splinternet’, the restructuring of global supply chains. We will be critiquing two case studies in this module:
In this module, we will discuss the key regulatory challenges in the Indian Context and the government approaches to dealing with new technologies: From Laissez-faire to Digital Constitutionalism. We will be critiquing two case studies in this module:
In this module, we will discuss the non-western and de-colonial approaches to technology and how we can shift the paradigm towards Dharma of technology. We will also discuss how to chart technology policy careers in India.
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