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Shenzhen flooded the world with cheap gadgets. Can it now become what Silicon Valley never did — a global hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing?
An Xiao Mina
The few companies that control our digital public sphere—Facebook, Google, and Twitter—are all driven by the same fundamental business model, and it has only grown more pernicious…
Renee DiResta discusses the results of a new report commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian interference in U.S. elections.
Embedded EthiCS is a collaboration between philosophers and computer scientists led by faculty from both fields
A new resource for everyday inventors explaining how the patent system works... through pandas!
Even a thoughtfully designed algorithm must make decisions based on inputs from a flawed, imperfect, unpredictable, idiosyncratic real world
Three approaches from the field of health communication people can use for combatting misinformation in other contexts.
Unless journalists decide to take a stand and rethink the current status quo, 2019 will be darker and gloomier.
The world is ever more connected via the internet, from cars and power grids to home appliances and toys. That means ever more things are dangerously hackable.
A new bill would prevent tech companies from knowingly doing harm to their users.
There are good reasons to believe that deepfakes will not be a threat in the near future, and that they, in fact, may never pose a significant threat.
"By 2030, most social situations will be facilitated by bots"
Three hidden vulnerabilities of artificial intelligence
Three dangerous properties of AI that could be setting us up for another painful process of self-correction
Technology and Development in an Anti-Black world for a better world require an inquiry into the nature of power.
Promoting transformation in the digital economy
This paper makes a case for comprehensive digital industrial policies that are differentiated and rooted in the broader reality of development and globalization in the fourth…
Padmashree Gehl Sampath
Hear from students participating in Harvard's inaugural Techtopia group on human rights, ethics, and artificial intelligence.
A new bill "leverages federal purchasing power to create pro-security market pressure and … serves as a model for the implementation of similar standards elsewhere."
Guaranteeing people’s confidentiality has become more of a challenge, but some scholars worry that the new system will impede research.
Professor Jonathan Zittrain discusses the social media giant’s ‘long year’ with Facebook's head of global policy management Monika Bickert.
A Workshop on Mapping Innovation Ecosystems
What we learned about social innovation in Norway, how to map local innovation ecosystems and the challenges and opportunities that Norwegian social entrepreneurs confront.
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