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LA Times

Opinion: Many Americans believe migrants bring fentanyl across the border. That’s wrong and dangerous

Susan Benesch and Catherine Buerger use the context of fentanyl and border crossings to explain the dangers of combining facts, lies, and emotional language.

Feb 19, 2024
The Washington Post

Does copyright help artists? Not necessarily, say these writers.

Madhavi Sunder reviews Who Owns This Sentence?, which weaves through the history of copyright and grapples with key current issues.

Feb 14, 2024

When Love and the Algorithm Don’t Mix

Apryl Williams describes dating app algorithms as a reinforcer of longstanding racial biases that privilege whiteness and deprioritize matching women of color.

Feb 14, 2024
Cyberlaw Clinic Blog

Clinic Supports Finale Doshi-Velez, Elena L. Glassman in Submitting AI Comment to NIST

Professors Finale Doshi-Velez and Elena Glassman, with assistance from the Cyberlaw Clinic, submitted an administrative comment on AI to the National Institute of Standards and…

Feb 4, 2024

Forget the Turing Test. AI needs to pass the Summer Camp Test before it can take over the world

BKC Affiliate Kathy Pham draws on her own experience enrolling her children in summer camp to shed light on AI's current shortcomings: despite the hype, AI is not well equipped to…

Feb 2, 2024
UCLA Law Review

Can AI Standards Have Politics?

BKC Faculty Associate Alicia Solow-Niederman analyzes real world examples of standards to show an inconvenient truth: that standards are neither objective nor neutral.

Feb 2, 2024

At tech companies, let’s share the reins

BKC Affiliate Kathy Pham argues that Large Language Models and other AI systems will only reach their full potential when a broader set of people build them.

Feb 1, 2024

“Where are you” vs “How are you”?

BKC Affiliate Tunde Okunoye contemplates what investment in digital identification projects in Africa may achieve—and who they may benefit.

Jan 31, 2024
Center for Democracy & Technology

From Our Fellows – From Automation to Agency: The Future of AI Ethics Education

BKC Affiliate Ashley Lee and Victoria Hsieh discuss the future of ethics as a component of education on AI.

Jan 29, 2024
Berkeley Technology Law Journal

When the Digital Services Act Goes Global

RSM Visiting Scholar Anupam Chander argues that authoritarians might well exploit various mechanisms in the DSA to enlarge their control over the dissemination of information, and…

Jan 28, 2024

Uncommon Naledge Episode 13

BKC Faculty Associate Jabari Evans welcomes RSM Visiting Scholar David Craig to his podcast to discuss the implications of race, class, and gender in the burgeoning field of…

Jan 26, 2024
The New York Times

The Sleepy Copyright Office in the Middle of a High-Stakes Clash Over A.I.

Rebecca Tushnet comments on the Copyright Office's involvement in the determination of where AI fits into intellectual property laws.

Jan 25, 2024

CFPB’s proposed data rules would improve security, privacy and competition

Bruce Schneier writes about the CFPB's proposed data rules and its benefits.

Jan 24, 2024

Social Media Is Getting Smaller—and More Treacherous

Ethan Zuckerman writes about social media getting smaller, allowing for more people to connect, but also more extremism to arise. 

Jan 24, 2024
The Washington Post

AI is destabilizing ‘the concept of truth itself’ in 2024 election

Aviv Ovadya speaks to The Washington Post about AI and the 2024 elections across the country. 

Jan 22, 2024

Rising malpractice premiums push small clinics away from gender-affirming care for minors

Clinical Instructor Alejandra Caraballo comments on the decreasing availability of gender-affirming care for minors. 

Jan 20, 2024
The Atlantic

Don’t Talk to People Like They’re Chatbots

Bruce Schneier co-authors a piece in The Atlantic discussing human interactions and the impacts of AI on them.

Jan 17, 2024
European Journal of Cultural Studies

The unbearable oldness of generative artificial intelligence: Or the re-making of digital narratives in times of ChatGPT

BKC Faculty Associate Nishant Shah offers accounts of two moments in computational history to reframe conversations around generative AI.

Jan 17, 2024
Boston University Law Review

Wearable AI, Bystander Notice, and the Question of Privacy Frictions

Zahra Takhshid makes an argument for mandating “privacy frictions” in wearable technology.

Jan 16, 2024
Rolling Stone

Oversight Board Calls Out Meta for ‘Failing’ to Protect LGBTQ People Online

Clinical Instructor Alejandra Caraballo discusses the Meta Oversight Board's finding that Meta has failed to protect LGBTQ people online.

Jan 16, 2024