4:00 – 5:00 pm CT: From Radio Waves to the Internet: The Past, Present, and Future of Speech Technologies

New and emerging technologies affect how we communicate with each other. Governments, attempting to catch up with these fast-changing technologies, then pass ham-fisted regulations and immediately antiquated laws. Recently, the debate surrounding technology and speech has focused on the dominance of “Big Tech,” encryption, misinformation, and much more. In this panel, Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney will dispel prominent myths associated with contemporary online speech debates and explain what lessons we can learn from attempts by governments decades ago to regulate new communications technologies.

Speakers: Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney