Aug 7 2017 10:00am to Aug 13 2017 5:00pm

MACHINE EXPERIENCE:

metaLAB AI Art Exhibition, Lightbox Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

metaLAB exhibits five new artistic projects playfully and critically engaging different aspects of Artificial Intelligence at Harvard Art Museum's Lightbox Gallery from August 8-13, 2017

On the Biomedical Elite: Inequality and Stasis in Scientific Knowledge Production

In this report, we examine the relationship between commonly used metrics and funding levels for investigators funded by the National Institutes of Health, the largest public funder of biomedical research in the United States, in the years 1985-2015. We find that funding inequality has been rising since 1985, with a small segment of investigators and institutes getting an increasing proportion of funds, and that investigators who start in the top funding ranks tend to stay there (which results in stasis, or lack of mobility).

11 Jul 2017

The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund Commits $7.6 Million to Support the Development of AI in the Public Interest

With the Berkman Klein Center and  MIT Media Lab as academic anchor institutions, the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund announced today funding for nine organizations to amplify the voice of civil society in shaping the evolution of AI, bolstering efforts to promote the development of ethical, accountable systems that advance the public interest.

Jul 31 2017 12:00pm to Jul 31 2017 12:00pm

Trump's ‘America First’ Trade Agenda: What It Means for Access to Medicines

Featuring GAiA Affiliate John Stubbs

US foreign policy regulates, incentivizes and subsidizes access to medicines for patients around the world, from intellectual property protection and market access commitments in trade agreements to assistance programs like PEPFAR. What existing policies is President Trump likely to change, what new policies will his administration introduce, and how will these changes affect global health outcomes?

The Shifting Landscape of Global Internet Censorship

An Uptake in Communications Encryption Is Tempered by Increasing Pressure on Major Platform Providers; Governments Expand Content Restriction Tactics

Documenting the practice of Internet censorship around the world through empirical testing in 45 countries of the availability of 2,046 of the world’s most-trafficked and influential websites, plus additional country-specific websites.

Authored by
  • Justin Clark
  • Rob Faris
  • Ryan Morrison-Westphal
  • Helmi Noman
  • Casey Tilton
  • Jonathan Zittrain

29 Jun 2017

Jul 11 2017 12:00pm to Jul 11 2017 12:00pm

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Microsoft Research's Social Media Collective and Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society welcome author Cathy O'Neil

Please join us for a timely discussion of the role of data science in public life. All are welcome at this free event open to the public!

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