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Information is Beautiful

Artificial Senses

"Artificial Senses," a piece by Kim Albrecht of the metaLAB project, is honored as one of the best visualizations of the year at the 2018 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

Dec 23, 2018
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Justice Matters with Vivek Krishnamurthy

Vivek Krishnamurthy discusses the complex challenges of the human rights movement in the face of emerging technology and artificial intelligence.

Dec 21, 2018
Harvard Magazine

Harvard Portrait: Ruth Okediji

Ruth Okediji, Smith professor of law, traces her enthusiasm for intellectual-property law to a childhood love of literature and storytelling.

Dec 21, 2018
Medium

Law and Adversarial Machine Learning

A survey of existing legal remedies for attacks that have been demonstrated on machine learning systems, and suggests some potential areas of exploration for machine learning…

Dec 20, 2018
Open Access Government

Distributed technologies to bootstrap the sharing economy

Professor Samer Hassan explores how blockchain has the potential to help sharing economy projects to overcome several challenges they face at infrastructure, governance and…

Dec 20, 2018
The Guardian

'Woke Gaming' named one of 2018's best new books about video games

Woke Gaming seeks to push readers to recognize persistent inequalities, as well as those who struggle for change within both our virtual worlds and in our everyday communities.

Dec 20, 2018
Washington Post

It’s time to try something different on Internet privacy

"US lawmakers need to embrace a different approach to Internet privacy based around the concept of trust, rather than the failed concepts of notice and choice."

Dec 20, 2018
Foreign Policy

The War Torn Web

A once-unified online world has broken into new warring states.

"Digitalpolitik," is an emerging tactical playbook for how governments use their political, regulatory, military, and commercial powers to project influence in global, digital…

Dec 19, 2018
MIT Technology Review

Inside Shenzhen’s race to outdo Silicon Valley

Shenzhen flooded the world with cheap gadgets. Can it now become what Silicon Valley never did — a global hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing?

Dec 18, 2018
Wired

Yes, Big Platforms Could Change Their Business Models

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…

Dec 17, 2018
Bloomberg

Instagram May Have Been Key Tool in Russia's Manipulation of U.S. Voters

Renee DiResta discusses the results of a new report commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian interference in U.S. elections.

Dec 17, 2018
Resource

Embedded EthiCS

Embedded EthiCS is a collaboration between philosophers and computer scientists led by faculty from both fields

Dec 17, 2018
Tool

Learn about Patents with Stories and Pandas

A new resource for everyday inventors explaining how the patent system works... through pandas!

Dec 17, 2018
Harvard Magazine

Ethics and the dawn of decision-making machines

Even a thoughtfully designed algorithm must make decisions based on inputs from a flawed, imperfect, unpredictable, idiosyncratic real world

Dec 17, 2018
BBC Media Action Insight Blog

The truth about health misinformation: it’s not just about fact checking

Three approaches from the field of health communication people can use for combatting misinformation in other contexts.

Dec 17, 2018
Nieman Journalism Lab

Think 2018 was bad? Wait until you see 2019

Unless journalists decide to take a stand and rethink the current status quo, 2019 will be darker and gloomier.

Dec 15, 2018
Reuters

Book Review: The attack of the killer fridges has begun

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.

Dec 14, 2018
TechCrunch

Senators aim to give internet companies doctor-like duties to protect our data

A new bill would prevent tech companies from knowingly doing harm to their users.

Dec 13, 2018
Undark

Don't Worry About Deepfakes. Worry About Why People Fall for Them.

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.

Dec 13, 2018
Washington Times

A.I. experts warn of loss of free will, need for morality

"By 2030, most social situations will be facilitated by bots"

Dec 11, 2018