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Science Friday

How Imperfect Data Leads Us Astray

Kasia Chmielinski explains how a popular algorithm used to predict race or ethnicity based on scant personal details ends up creating flawed data.

Aug 6, 2021

The Lawfare Podcast: Facebook’s Thoughts on Its Oversight Board

evelyn douek explores the impacts of the Facebook Oversight Board

Aug 5, 2021
Women in Higher Education

Researching Gaming and Showing Why Citations Matter

Kishonna Gray shares her journey engaging digital studies and Black studies. 

Aug 3, 2021
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research

Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence: Evidence from a Survey of Machine Learning Researchers

Baobao Zheng and colleagues explore how researchers view topics in artificial intelligence

Aug 1, 2021
Cyberlaw Clinic

How to Read a Docket

Mason Kortz and Kendra Albert explain how to read a court docket in a free guide

Jul 29, 2021
Washington Monthly

The Former Harvard Law Dean Who Wants Government to Save the News Business

Martha Minow explains why the government must save local news.

Jul 26, 2021

Why Current Botnet Takedown Jurisprudence Should Not Be Replicated

Asaf Lubin explains the problems with current efforts to prevent cybercrime.

Jul 21, 2021

Public health’s next shot at fixing its data problem

Joan Donovan shares insights on the government's ability to control misinformation on social media.

Jul 21, 2021

Policy-palooza: How Congress, state and local governments can stabilize local news

Hilary Ross comments on how government may be able to help the state of local news. 

Jul 20, 2021

Nigeria: There can be no digital identity (ID) without digital security

Babatunde Okunoye explains the importance of digital security for ID systems.

Jul 20, 2021
Harvard Law School

Design for Democratic Discourse

Jonathan Zittrain and Deb Roy will teach a seminar on the design of digital media at Harvard Law School in Fall 2021.

Jul 19, 2021
Hello World

President Biden’s Executive Order on Big Tech

Woodrow Hartzog has a conversation about the impact of President Biden's new executive order. 

Jul 17, 2021

How government algorithms can pose societal problems

Nani Jansen Reventlow explains the dangers of automating government services

Jul 14, 2021
WIRED Middle East

Inside the bizarre, billionaires’ world of NFTs

Will Marks explains why NFTs are so appealing — and so confusing — to many internet users.

Jul 14, 2021
Day One Project

Expanding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to Fund Local News

Hilary Ross calls for the expansion of public media to combat disinformation.

Jul 9, 2021

The Lawfare Podcast: Can America Save the News?

Martha Minow and evelyn douek share how the decline of local news hurts democracy.

Jul 8, 2021

Are your dating preferences racist?

Apryl Williams shares the ways in which race underlies much of online life.

Jul 1, 2021
The Atlantic

The Internet Is Rotting

Jonathan Zittrain shares the ways humanity’s knowledge can change or disappear without warning on the Internet

Jun 30, 2021
Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

Convergence, Episode 4: Jess Fjeld

Jessica Fjeld describes the increasing relevance of AI in our lives and reflects on the importance of self-compassion.

Jun 28, 2021

Who is at fault when systems powered by AI put humans in danger?

Woodrow Hartzog shares his "theory of fault" for autonomous system failures

Jun 24, 2021