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3 strategies journalists can use to uncover the effects of AI

Journalists have a new task at hand: to report on what information tech companies collect and to surface the extent to which public institutions use personal data

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
New York Times

Russian Meddling Is a Symptom, Not the Disease

Foreign meddling is to our politics what a fever is to tuberculosis: a mere symptom of a deeper problem.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
Council on Foreign Relations

Three Problems with India’s Draft Data Protection Bill

India is attempting to create a complex new framework for data protection that will require firms to physically host user data, but they might be moving too fast.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
Harvard Gazette

Why your online data isn’t safe

To really prioritize user privacy would also mean to compromise an underlying business model that has been very successful

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
Statistics at a Crossroads

Please Stop Doing Explainable ML

Cynthia Rudin shares her 10 minute presentation, “Please Stop Doing Explainable ML.”

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018

Diagramming Platform Moderation Dilemmas

A Work in Progress

A theoretical model of platform moderation, and how sites like Twitter and Facebook should think about when and why to suppress certain objectionable content

Monday, Oct 1, 2018
Cato Institute

Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

Yochai Benkler at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018

Harvard Cyberlaw Clinic Backs Airbnb In Rowdy Guest Suit

Our Cyberlaw Clinic has urged the Ninth Circuit court not to touch a lower court decision ending a corporate landlord's lawsuit accusing Airbnb of helping tenants break building…

Friday, Sep 28, 2018

Hamlet: What About Machine Learning Enhancing Theses?

Berkman Klein Center software engineer Andromeda Yelton shares a new tool ("extremely in alpha") that uses machine learning to power experimental, exploratory interfaces to the…

Friday, Sep 28, 2018
Harvard Law Today

Evaluating the impact of artificial intelligence on human rights

Profiling six areas where current deployments of artificial intelligence are having an impact on human rights

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018
Silicon Republic

Inside the Harvard research hub chronicling our relationship with the internet

In this story featuring conversation with Senior Researcher David O'Brien, Ellen Tannam writes, "The Berkman Klein Center has been at the heart of the cyberspace conversation…

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018
The Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Network Propaganda

A discussion on how to think about technology, politics, and media in the post-truth moment

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

Wind is a Mozilla & National Science Foundation Grand Prize Winner

A service providing off-grid communications services to everyday people received the grand prize at the Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) Challenge from Mozilla…

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative

Why journalists need to understand artificial intelligence

In this article, "storyteller and technologist Latoya Peterson explores why all journalists need to be proficient in the technology and how it is developed."

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

Where did this computer come from? interviewed Sarah Newman, a Creative Researcher at metaLAB at Harvard, and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center, about her project “The Future of Secrets,” an…

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
Singapore Management University

SMU Leverages Multi-Disciplinary Expertise, Launches Centre for AI and Data Governance

In this announcement, Singapore Management University announces the Centre for AI and Data Governance.

Monday, Sep 24, 2018
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative

AI Initiative Incubates The Markup, a New Investigative Journalism Venture Focused on Revealing the Societal Impact of Technology

The Markup, a nonprofit journalism outlet for providing independent analysis of how technology is changing the news ecosystem, officially launched last week.

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018

Sticks and Stones

Freedom of Speech in Europe and the U.S.

"The First Amendment is rather unique. Free speech is widely protected with very few exceptions."

Friday, Sep 21, 2018
Harvard Law Today

Big questions raised by big data

Berkman Klein Executive Director Urs Gasser, spoke about the legal and ethical risks and implications of using big data for health at the book launch for Big Data, Health Law, and…

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

Tech Leadership in an Era of Digital (Mis)Trust

New policies aim to protect the privacy and security of personal data. How can trust be strengthened in the digital economy?

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018