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Berkman Klein team launches Moral Labyrinth website

Moral Labyrinth is an art installation, workshop, and website inspired by the Value Alignment Problem in AI

Jun 27, 2019
EdSurge

Do Schools Really Kill Creativity?

Jonny Sun on What Schools Get Right

Jun 26, 2019
Harvard Law Review Blog

Their Law

BKC’s Kendra Albert comments on the gender binary and law

Jun 26, 2019
Vox

The problem with tech people who want to solve problems

On the latest Recode Decode podcast, Joi Ito says we need to resist the urge to oversimplify the problems we’re solving.

Jun 26, 2019
MIT Technology Review

Rediet Abebe named to MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35

BKC affiliate Rediet Abebe uses algorithms and AI to improve access to opportunity for historically marginalized communities.

Jun 26, 2019
MIT Technology Review

Camille Francois named to MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35

BKC affiliate Camille Francois uses data science to detect disinformation and organized harassment campaigns

Jun 26, 2019
PBS Frontline

All Roads Lead to China: The Belt and Road Initiative, Explained

BKC Co-Director Mark Wu weighs in on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Jun 26, 2019
The Economist

Mary Gray joins “Money Talks” to discuss “Ghost Work”

Mary Gray is the co-author of Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass

Jun 25, 2019

A History of IP in 50 Objects: Internet

Perhaps the best physical representation of the genius of the Internet—and in particular, “Internet Protocol”—is found in an hourglass.

Jun 25, 2019
Irish Tech News

How Technology Affects Our Ideas

A Q&A with BKC’s David Weinberger, author of “Everyday Chaos”

Jun 25, 2019
ECT News Network

Proposed Law Would Force Big Tech to Reveal Value of Consumer Data

U.S. Senate bill would require companies to report to financial regulators and to the public what consumer data they collect and how they leverage it for profit

Jun 25, 2019
Digiday

Chrome’s privacy changes are a humbling reminder for subscription publishers

A software update to Chrome will make websites unable to detect whether visitors are browsing the web in “incognito mode”

Jun 25, 2019
Coding Blocks

Inside Google Summer of Code at the Berkman Klein Center

Berkman Klein’s Google Summer of Code intern Sanket Singh shares his experience

Jun 24, 2019
Harvard Law Today

Are Americans Getting Enough Fiber?

The U.S. is falling behind in fiber optic technology, but cities and localities are leading the way

Jun 22, 2019
Diversity in Action

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Separating fact from fiction in the new Wild West of technology

Jun 21, 2019

Hyunjin Seo receives $1.4 million grant from National Science Foundation

Hyunjin Seo and colleagues will offer technology education to support recently incarcerated women reentering the job force.

Jun 20, 2019
STAT News

What if AI in health care is the next asbestos?

Artificial intelligence is often hailed as a great catalyst of medical innovation, a way to find cures to diseases that have confounded doctors and make health care more efficient…

Jun 19, 2019

Most Americans believe politicians’ heated rhetoric can lead to violence, report finds

78% of Americans say aggressive language from elected officials makes violence against targeted groups more likely. Susan Benesch shares insight for decreasing dangerous speech

Jun 19, 2019
The New York Times

Singapore’s Governing Framework for Artificial Intelligence

BKC Executive Director Urs Gasser comments on Singapore’s Framework for AI

Jun 18, 2019
The Wall Street Journal

How 13 Became the Internet’s Age of Adulthood

The inside story of COPPA, a law from the early days of e-commerce that is shaping a generation and creating a parental minefield

Jun 18, 2019