WHO WE ARE
Brainbox is a think tank for improving law and policy as for emerging technologies.
Meet our fellows, researchers and team members.
Brainbox is dedicated to forming working relationships for better technology policy.
Brainbox is dedicated to better law and policy for emerging technologies across a range of issues
Individual privacy has taken on unprecedented importance as the information age matures.
freedom of expression
Our capacity to share and receive information has never been greater. Now it is under threat.
Policymakers are now responding to rapid developments of the past two decades. How should they proceed?
Learn more about our ongoing and upcoming work
The Perception Inception Project
Emerging audiovisual technologies are generating compelling new forms of image and sound information, as well as changing the paradigms of how such information is created and consumed. The “Perception Inception” Project seeks to build a sound foundation for policy by identifying the proper role of law in response to this new synthetic media, and forecasting our informational environment in the near-future. Brainbox scholars are developing a framework for legal analysis of new audiovisual technologies, and a roadmap of how they interact with existing law. With support from the New Zealand Law Foundation and its Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies.
The accessibility project
Article 9 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities stipulates that governments shall provide persons with disability equal access to the physical environment, to transportation, to information and communication, including information and communication technologies and systems. Brainbox scholars are assisting this legal research project, which seeks to design an accessibility framework for law and policy to inform the development and implementation of an effective system to ensure an accessible future for all people.
The Robosurgery project
Technological advancements are increasing the distances at which teleoperated medicine can take place, in particular surgical procedures. Part of the wider "telehealth” phenomenon, remote robotic-assisted surgery has the potential to redefine traditional medical paradigms. The reality of treatment being administered across huge distances and multiple jurisdictions generates lots of uncertainty, both legal and bioethical. Brainbox scholars working on this project seek not only to provide answers, but to identify the very questions that we need to be concerned about.
Download our report, “Perception Inception: Preparing for deepfakes and the synthetic media of tomorrow”.
The report was funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation.
The report was covered by a range of media outlets, some of which have been captured on the New Zealand Law Foundation website here.
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