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Insights from a decade of multi-stakeholder collaboration (and an argument with Steve Jobs) More

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The Harvard Gazette

The long, deep ties between Harvard and Germany

BKC Executive Director Urs Gasser serves on Angela Merkel’s German Digital Council

May 21, 2019
MIT News

Algorithmic fairness tools explored at MIT Policy Hackathon

A BKC team tasked hackathon participants with developing a new resource for policymakers

May 21, 2019
TechTarget

Surveillance technology under fire, amid growing societal concerns

As San Francisco halts city use of facial recognition technology, CIOs could see more regulatory actions against…

May 21, 2019
Wired

We Are Tenants on Our Own Devices

While are benefits of “smart” technology, they also afford companies significant control over the devices.

May 20, 2019
Scientific American

The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones

It's not just bad storytelling—it’s because the storytelling style changed from sociological to psychological

May 17, 2019
Wired

Some US Cities Are Moving into Real-Time Facial Surveillance

Gretchen Greene lends insight into the adoption of facial recognition technology in police departments across the U.S.

May 17, 2019
Medium

The Bizarre Accuracy of Online Ads

Ad tracking services are disturbingly effective.

May 17, 2019
Wired

How Tech Companies Are Shaping the Rules Governing AI

Yochai Benkler shares concerns about industry’s influence on AI governance and research

May 16, 2019

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AI: Algorithms and Justice

The use of algorithms in the judiciary has already raised significant questions about bias and fairness, and looking… More

Privacy Initiatives

The Berkman Klein Center has long been home to a number of cross-disciplinary initiatives that investigate privacy and… More

Global Access in Action

Global Access in Action, a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, conducts… More

metaLAB (at) Harvard

Explores the digital arts and humanities through research, teaching, publications, and exhibitions More

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the way we use technology

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May 21, 2019

Ghost Work

How services delivered by companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Uber can only function smoothly thanks to the… More

Are the algorithms that surface and rank your resume for job recruiters biased with respect to gender? More

The social media have been accused of contributing to everything from terrorism to genocide. They have also been the… More

May 14, 2019

Everyday Chaos

In his new book, Everyday Chaos, David Weinberger points to accepted ways we work on the Internet that in fact undo our… More