Why do we always see new technology as a threat?

Enrique Dans
Enrique Dans
Published in
3 min readApr 13, 2023

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IMAGE: A cog with the word “regulation” and a finger pointing at it
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Once again, we are hearing calls for regulation of a new technology; in this case, large language models and generative algorithms, a response that is rooted in a very basic fear of change.

Draft European legislation and Italy’s decision to ban access to ChatGPT on privacy grounds, are matched in the United States for a public consultation to shape possible regulation of such

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Enrique Dans
Enrique Dans

Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and blogger (in English here and in Spanish at enriquedans.com)