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Fast Company

5 simple rules to make AI a force for good

BKC fellow Mutale Nkonde shares suggestions for making A.I. a force for good

Sep 20, 2019
The New York Times

Facebook Expands Definition of Terrorist Organizations to Limit Extremism

evelyn douek shares her perspective with The New York Times

Sep 18, 2019
The Atlantic

Finally, Facebook Put Someone in Charge

Deciding which postings to take down is a difficult and unpopular job. So Mark Zuckerberg is outsourcing it, says…

Sep 18, 2019
MIT Technology Review

A facial recognition ban is coming to the US, says an AI policy advisor

Mutale Nkonde discusses potential federal restrictions on the use of facial recognition technology

Sep 18, 2019
Open Technology Fund

Examining the Expanding Web of Chinese and Russian Information Controls

Valentin Weber tracks the global diffusion of repressive information controls and techniques

Sep 17, 2019
The Wall Street Journal

Tips for Keeping Your Mobile Phone (Relatively) Safe

You can’t eliminate all the personal data your phone collects and shares about you. But you can limit it.

Sep 17, 2019
Columbia Journalism Review

Source hacking: How trolls manipulate the media

Data & Society report aims to create a taxonomy of trolling tactics.

Sep 12, 2019

What digital nerds and bio geeks have to worry about

As synthetic biology "programming" reaches the complexity of traditional computer programming, the risks of computer…

Sep 12, 2019

Featured Projects

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Youth and Media

Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18)… More

metaLAB (at) Harvard

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

Internet Monitor

Internet Monitor's aim is to evaluate, describe, and summarize the means, mechanisms, and extent of Internet content… More

AI: Algorithms and Justice

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

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Featured events

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Sep 24, 2019

A New Jim Code?

Ruha will present the concept of the “New Jim Code" to explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity:… More

Please join us for our Fall 2019 Open House to learn about the Berkman Klein Center, our amazing community and our… More

Couldry and Mejias argue that the role of data in society needs to be grasped as not only a development of capitalism,… More

VIDEO & PODCAST: How different is this technology from what preceded it, and do we need new ways to govern it? If so,… More