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Stories and announcements from the Berkman Klein Center

Jul 12, 2018

Understanding Media and Information Quality in an Age of Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Algorithms and Machine Learning

Technology can be a threat to the integrity and quality of media, but also a source of potential solutions. More

Jul 11, 2018

Algorithms and Justice

Examining the role of the state in the development and deployment of algorithmic technologies

A retrospective from this first year of work, describing research modes and outputs and identifying takeaways. More

Jul 11, 2018

Global Governance and Inclusion

Reframing the Global Debate Around AI

A look at lessons we’ve learned in our work as part of the Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative, More

Medium
Jul 3, 2018

Clearly Complex

A report from the Symposium on Trust and Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles (STEAV)

A report from the Symposium on Trust and Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles (STEAV). More

Medium
Jun 21, 2018

Data Commons Version 1.0

A Framework to Build Toward AI for Good

The increased use of AI for purposes ranging from health to food security to global infrastructure has resulted in a greater interest in how we should manage big data. More

May 17, 2018

20 years of the Laws of Cyberspace

Berkman Klein event celebrates how Lawrence Lessig's groundbreaking paper provided structure to the Center's field of study

It’s been two decades since Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig published “The Laws Of Cyberspace." More

May 9, 2018

Global AI Dialogue Series: Hong Kong SAR, China

Takeaways from the Asia Pacific-US AI Workshop: Measuring Impact, Building Inclusive AI, and Bolstering Trust in the Digital Ecosystem

The Asia-Pacific region and the U.S. are pioneers and early adopters of numerous innovations in the ongoing AI and automated systems technological revolution. More

May 8, 2018

Your Guide to BKC@RightsCon 2018

Connect with members of the Berkman Klein community and learn about their research. More

Mar 26, 2018

Inclusion in Action: Voices and Perspectives from Colombia

The Centro de Internet y Sociedad de la Universidad del Rosario (ISUR) and the Berkman Klein Center co-host a highly interactive one-day workshop in Bogota More

Washington Post
Mar 20, 2018

AI is more powerful than ever. How do we hold it accountable?

Trying to understand advanced AI is like trying to understand the inner workings of another person’s mind. More

Feb 28, 2018

Your Guide to BKC@SXSW 2018

Headed to SXSW this year? If so, be sure to check out some of these panels and discussions led by members of the Berkman Klein community. More

Feb 22, 2018

Why Inclusion Matters for the Future of Artificial Intelligence

The development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies hold tremendous promise for much of the world, including the Global South. For example, in areas… More

Feb 22, 2018

New Website Draws on International Perspectives to Highlight Issues related to Inclusion and Artificial Intelligence

This new suite of resources aims to establish key themes, questions, and opportunities for ensuring that voices and perspectives from diverse populations help shape the future of… More

Feb 18, 2018

John Perry Barlow and the Foundational Values of the Net

an interview with Charles Nesson

Berkman Klein Center Founder and Director Charles Nesson shares his thoughts on how John Perry Barlow helped build the values of the Internet. More

Medium
Jan 26, 2018

Global AI Dialogue Series: Beijing

Observations from the China-US Workshop in Beijing, December 2, 2017

In December 2017, the Berkman Klein Center co-hosted an exploratory workshop in Beijing, China with Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy and Management and the MIT Media… More

Dec 20, 2017

Berkman Klein at IGF 2017

This week marks the 12th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a multistakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. More

Dec 12, 2017

Announcing the 2018 Assembly Cohort

At the Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 cohort for the Assembly program at the Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab! Read more to learn about the twenty-one individuals who will be… More

Podcast
Dec 1, 2017

When a Bot is the Judge

What happens when our criminal justice system uses algorithms to help judges determine bail, sentencing, and parole? More

Medium
Nov 30, 2017

Charting a Roadmap to Ensure AI Benefits All

An international symposium aimed at building capacity and exploring ideas for data democratization and inclusion in the age of AI. More

Nov 27, 2017

Designing Artificial Intelligence to Explain Itself

A new working paper maps out critical starting points for thinking about explanation in AI systems.

As we integrate artificial intelligence deeper into our daily technologies, it becomes important to ask “why” not just of people, but of systems. More