Cato Daily Podcast
Panic at the Chatbot
Fears of artificial intelligence have been goosed recently with the emergence of services like ChatGPT that can deliver longform coherent text addressing fairly specific prompts. Cato's Will Duffield says many of the fears it has inspired are unfounded.
Friday, June 2, 2023
How Government Rigged the Adjudicative Process to Facilitate Its Unlawful Exercise of Power
At the Cato Institute's Benefactor Summit, Clark Neily details how government itself substantially altered the process of criminal adjudication and stacked the deck against average Americans.
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Sackett v. EPA Is Finally Resolved
The Sackett family has finally gotten its relief from the U.S. Supreme Court. Charles Yates of the Pacific Legal Foundation represented the Sackett family.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
A Tentative Debt Limit Deal Moves to Congress
The debt limit deal hammered out by House Speaker McCarthy and President Biden won't do much on its own to prevent a fiscal crisis, but it does set up some potentially productive negotiations to limit spending and debt in the coming years. Chris Edwards comments.
Monday, May 29, 2023
Can Congress Regulate Artificial Intelligence?
What do we give up in any attempt to regulate the development of artificial intelligence? Matt Mittelsteadt of the Mercatus Center and Cato's Jennifer Huddleston comment.
Sunday, May 28, 2023
The FBI’s Ongoing War on Encryption
The FBI's war on encryption poses threats well beyond the private sector. In fact, as Cato's Patrick Eddington points out, the FBI itself faces threats from widespread compromised private communication technology.
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Section 230 Will Return to the Supreme Court
What protections do/should platforms have to use algorithms to suggest content to viewers? Will Duffield and Jennifer Huddleston comment on recent and future cases at the Supreme Court.
Friday, May 26, 2023
Housing Markets and Housing First
Where do "housing first" policies to address homelessness succeed or fail? Vanessa Brown Calder is coauthor of a new Cato briefing paper examining several of these attempts to make permanent housing a prerequisite for other assistance. Briefing Paper: Housing Markets First: Housing Supply and Affordability Are Key to Reducing Homelessness
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Making the Broad Case for Liberty
Former Congressman Justin Amash, for a time the only Libertarian member of that body, discusses how he approaches making a compelling case for liberty and civil society. This conversation is from the Cato Institute's Benefactor Summit.