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Internet Regulation and Design: A View from the Front Lines

Internet Regulation and Design: A View from the Front Lines

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: TPP 30th Anniversary Celebration. Google Google's Alan Davidson and you won't locate him readily in his current post as the search giant's recently installed point man in Washington. Davidson keeps a low profile, at least online, but he is a presence in those circles shaping internet policy. With a background in computer science, Davidson is an unabashed enthusiast of Google's core mission: search. "A complex algorithm is our secret sauce," says Davidson, for producing answers in 1/5th of a second. "As an engineer who's fallen from grace, I marvel at it," he says. He's protective of the world's largest information index --tens of billions of web pages -- and in particular, the "long tail" of a search index: the many individual, quirky sites that... Show More
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