The Quantum Age

law and policy in the quantum age

Quantum technologies have provided capabilities that seem strange, are powerful, and at times, frightening. These capabilities are so different from our conventional intuition that they seem to ride the fine border between science fiction and fantasy. Yet some quantum technologies can be commercially purchased today, and more are just around the corner.

In Law and Policy for the Quantum Age (Cambridge University Press, 2022), Chris Hoofnagle, Professor of Law in Residence at UC Berkeley and Faculty Director of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, and Simson Garfinkel, Senior Data Scientist in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, explain the genesis of quantum information science and the development of related technologies: quantum sensing, computing, and communication.

This seminar will feature Professor Hoofnagle discussing the book, which uses scenario analysis to consider four futures for quantum technologies. It then considers how policymakers might anticipate the benefits and risks of quantum technologies.

Co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley School of Information’s Information Access Seminar and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.


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