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Tuesday, May 7, 2019


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Monday, Apr 29, 2019

Having our cake and eating it too

How to develop AI competitively without falling victim to collective action problems More

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

The Law and the Digital World

The AGTech Forum at Harvard Law gives state attorneys general a place to learn about technological changes and strategize about how the law can keep up More

From Our Community

The latest news and commentary from our community.


What Do We Owe to the Internet’s “First Responders?”

Until AI catches up, tens of thousands of human content moderators all around the world will continue to ingest…

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

Facial recognition is the plutonium of AI

"It's dangerous, racializing, and has few legitimate uses; facial recognition needs regulation and control on par with…

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
Boston Globe

Can predictive policing help stamp out racial profiling?

Some algorithms assume crime in one location leads to others nearby. Others identify specific people most likely to be…

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

The Far-Right and its Vicious Cycle of Extremism

How the internet can contribute to individual and group radicalization.

Monday, Apr 15, 2019

Machine Learning Widens the Gap Between Knowledge and Understanding

“We’re beginning to accept that the true complexity of the world far outstrips the laws and models we devise to explain…

Monday, Apr 15, 2019

A Talk with Smart City Skeptic, Ben Green

Ben Green's work as a data scientist in city governments informed his critical view of the "smart city" tech that could…

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019

'Smart city' technology alone cannot solve social problems, author argues

Ben Green argues that cities are adopting “smart” technology without thinking through the political ramifications of…

Friday, Apr 12, 2019
The Guardian

Julian Assange's charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn

Academics and campaigners condemned large chunks of the indictment that they said went head-to-head with basic…

Friday, Apr 12, 2019

Featured Projects

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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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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ghost Work

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

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Berkman Klein community members will share their research, passions, and musings in 5 minute Ignite talks. These topics… More

Monday, Apr 29, 2019

Having our cake and eating it too

Could competition to develop new AI systems cause companies to cut corners ensuring their systems are safe and… More