Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab to Collaborate on the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

Supported by the Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Hewlett Foundation, and more

Several foundations and funders today announced the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, which will support interdisciplinary research to ensure that AI develops in a way that is ethical, accountable, and advances the public interest. The Berkman Klein Center and the MIT Media Lab will act as anchor academic institutions for this fund and develop a range of activities, research, tools, and prototypes aimed at bridging the gap between disciplines and connecting human values with technical capabilities.

Jan 24 2017 4:00pm to Jan 24 2017 4:00pm

US Communications at a Crossroads

featuring Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, in conversation with Harvard Law School Professor Susan Crawford

Join us for a conversation between Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, and Harvard Law School Professor, Susan Crawford.

Open Call for Fellowship Applications, Academic Year 2017-2018

We are now accepting fellowship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year through our annual open call. This opportunity is for those who wish to spend 2017-2018 in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of the Center's vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek to engage in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of some of the Internet's most important and compelling issues. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Summer Internship Program

We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Summer Internship Program. We are looking forward to engaging a diverse group of students who are interested in studying -- and changing the world through -- the Internet and new technologies; who are driven, funny, and kind; and who would like to join our amazing community in Cambridge this summer for 10 weeks of shared research and exchange. The application deadline for all students for summer 2017 is Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Jan 26 2017 12:00pm to Jan 26 2017 12:00pm

Digital Health @ Harvard | Brown Bag Lunch Series

Digital Health @ Harvard, January 2017 – Free Independent Health Records

featuring Adrian Gropper, MD

Free Independent Health Records are an important use-case for self-sovereign technology that links individual people with licensed practitioners and connected services. Blockchain identity and trust help re-decentralize the web of personal information.

Deadline To Apply for a 2017-2018 Fellowship Extended to January 31, 2017

This week we announced the Berkman Klein Center’s participation in the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, supporting interdisciplinary research to ensure that AI develops in a way that is ethical, accountable, and advances the public interest. We want to give some extra time for people to apply to join our community of fellows in the coming year in light of the announcement and the exciting AI work ahead.

Announcing The Transparency Toolkit: Reporting Guide & Template

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and New America’s Open Technology Institute are proud to announce the publication of the Transparency Reporting Toolkit: Reporting Guide & Template, which aims to provide companies the tools they need to publish transparency reports that are more consistent, easier to understand, and more effective.

Jan 10 2017 12:00pm to Jan 10 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Examining Black Feminism in the Digital Era

with Berkman Klein Fellow, Kishonna L. Gray

Using Black women’s innovative use of digital technologies via the hashtag, via reappropriating imagery, via facebook pages and gaming, Kishonna L. Gray highlights examples through a lens of Black feminism and give attention to the uniqueness of black women’s use of digital technologies.

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