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Faith & Leadership

How to identify and counter dangerous speech

BKC Faculty Associate Susan Benesch provides recommendations for recognizing and countering hateful online speech.

Dec 12, 2023

How social media algorithms can lead users into temptation

Leah Plunkett writes about how algorithms can quickly become privacy violations.

Dec 12, 2023
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Making a Movement: The History and Future of Human Rights

BKC Faculty Director Jonathan Zittrain and BKC Affiliate Bruce Schneier contribute to the Carr Center's Making a Movement: The History and Future of Human Rights, a collection of…

Dec 11, 2023

Techtonic: AI’s inequality problem

Responsible AI Fellow Rumman Chowdhury discusses the worry that we are giving the keys to our society to a small group of companies that have shown they cannot be fully trusted.

Dec 11, 2023

Supporting Free Speech Means Supporting Victims Of SLAPP Suits, Even If You Disagree With The Speakers

Cyberlaw Clinical Instructor and Director of IfRFA Kendra Albert leads an amicus brief supporting free speech rights.

Dec 8, 2023

The Internet Enabled Mass Surveillance. A.I. Will Enable Mass Spying.

BKC Affiliate Bruce Schneier argues that AI is on track to reduce spying's current limiting factor: the need for human labor.

Dec 4, 2023
The Conversation

Online ‘likes’ for toxic social media posts prompt more − and more hateful − messages

RSM Visiting Scholar Joseph Walther explains the social approval theory of online hate: that posters of hateful messages are motivated by the approval of like-minded individuals.

Dec 4, 2023
LPE Project

Seven Reactions to Biden's Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

On the Law and Political Economy Project blog, Salomé Viljoen, Ifeoma Ajunwa, and Elettra Bietti are among a group of scholars who provide initial reactions to President Biden's…

Dec 4, 2023
The Conversation

With the end of the Hollywood writers and actors strikes, the creator economy is the next frontier for organized labor

RSM Visiting Scholar David Craig writes about creators and the upcoming labor revolution

Dec 4, 2023

Centering Disability in AI, One Year After the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

Maitreya Shah joins a Center for Democracy and Technology Panel on centering disability rights in discussions of AI policy.

Dec 1, 2023
Library Innovation Lab

LLMs are universal translators: on building my own translation tools for a foreign language conference

BKC Affiliate Jack Cushman frames large language models (LLMs) as universal translators.

Nov 29, 2023

Boardroom Drama at OpenAI Portends a Looming AI Monoculture

BKC Affiliate Maroussia Lévesque connects the recent OpenAI boardroom drama to a larger lurking problem: the tremendous concentration of power in the…

Nov 29, 2023
Above the Law

Harvard Law School Professor Finds ChatGPT Invents Fake Law Less Than The Supreme Court

BKC Faculty Associate Larry Lessig interacts with ChatGPT, finding that it ChatGPT was both more forthright and more analytically astute about the tensions …

Nov 28, 2023
Library Innovation Lab

Conference talk: disruptive innovation in libraries

BKC Affiliate Jack Cushman discusses how libraries must innovate to emerging needs of the community.

Nov 28, 2023
Tech Policy Press.

Members of Congress Don’t Dance on TikTok

RSM Visiting Scholar Anupam Chander, and Donara Aghanjani and Alyanna Apacible discuss the fraught dynamic between Congressional distrust of TikTok and TikTok's potential for…

Nov 28, 2023
New Hampshire Public Radio

As NH sues Meta, it also urges social media literacy instruction for kids

BKC Faculty Associate Leah Plunkett discusses the difficulties parents face when raising children in the internet age.

Nov 27, 2023
Belfar Center

AI and Trust

BKC Affiliate Bruce Schneier discusses the complicated relationship between trust and AI and the need for building trustworthy AI.

Nov 27, 2023

How a TV Show Changed the Cold War

RSM Visiting Scholar David Craig recounts how a tv show changed the history of Cold War and comments on how media can impact society now.

Nov 20, 2023
The New York Times

Sam Bankman-Fried and the People Who Gave Up Their Money for Nothing

Molly White argues that Sam Bankman-Fried and the collapse of FTX exposed the greater fragility of cryptocurrency. "The collapse of the FTX…

Nov 19, 2023
The Crimson

Fifteen Questions: Jonathan Zittrain on Social Media, AI Litigation, and CompuServe

Faculty Director Jonathan Zittrain discusses AI regulation, moderating online communities, and the Applied Social Media Lab.

Nov 17, 2023