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Stories and announcements from the Berkman Klein Center

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

A Legal Anatomy of AI-generated Art: Part I

This Comment, published in the JOLT Digest, is the first in a two-part series on how lawyers should think about art generated by artificial intelligences, particularly with regard… More

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Apply for a Spot in CopyrightX 2018

CopyrightX is a networked course that explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the… More

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

International students team up with Berkman Klein mentors to learn open source development

This summer six students from around the world remotely worked on the development of open source projects with mentorship from members of the Berkman Klein community through the… More

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Berkman Klein Center and the Harvard Law School Bicentennial

Harvard Law School is putting together a number of great events over the course of this academic year to commemorate its two-hundredth anniversary, and we are pleased that the… More

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

Summer Internship Program: 2017 Wrap Up

The Berkman Klein Center summer internship program is a cohesive, integrated experience that brings together students from around the world to work closely with faculty, staff,… More

Friday, Sep 15, 2017

Ruth Okediji joins Global Access in Action as Co-Director

Ruth Okediji, a leading scholar in international intellectual property law and global economic regulation, joined Global Access in Action as Co-Director. More


Artificial Intelligence's Fair Use Crisis

In the United States, the copyright law mechanism most likely to facilitate machine learning’s uses of protected data is the fair use doctrine. However, current fair use…

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017
Friday, Aug 25, 2017

Algorithms in the Criminal Justice System

Assessing the Use of Risk Assessments in Sentencing

This paper focuses on the incorporation of risk assessment software into the criminal sentencing process, and offers a set of key considerations and questions for further research… More

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

Partisan Right-Wing Websites Shaped Mainstream Press Coverage Before 2016 Election, Berkman Klein Study Finds

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today released a comprehensive analysis of online media and social media coverage of the 2016 presidential… More

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017

Harmful Speech Online: At the Intersection of Algorithms and Human Behavior

A workshop exploring how algorithms and human behavior can both enable and prevent harmful speech online

How do algorithms and human behavior intersect to impact the spread and study of harmful speech online? More

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

Berkman Klein Center Announces 2017-2018 Community

We are thrilled to announce the people who will join our community at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University as fellows, faculty associates, and… More

Monday, Jul 10, 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… More

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

AI and the Law: Setting the Stage

We as a society are only beginning to understand the ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges associated with AI, as well as develop appropriate governance models and responses. More

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

Join Our 2018 AI Assembly Cohort!

At the Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab seek technologists with diverse skill sets to confront the concrete and constantly… More

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

AI Advance

A Community Convening at Harvard Law School to advance the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative

Reflecting and engaging on the societal challenges of AI and related technologies More

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

The Online Humor Conversation Series at MIT

A spring event series with the MIT Media Lab's Center for Civic Media, and co-sponsored by the Berkman Klein Center

From using humor as a tool for resisting an authoritarian government, to rating dogs online, this spring's humor event series has got it all! More

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017

Berkman Klein Center Welcomes Three New Directors

The Berkman Klein Center announces the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors, enhancing the Center’s expertise on subjects ranging from computer systems research… More

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab to Collaborate on the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

Supported by the Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Hewlett Foundation, and more

Several foundations and funders today announced the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, which will support interdisciplinary research to ensure that AI develops… More

Monday, Dec 12, 2016

Announcing the Berkman Klein Assembly 2017 Cohort

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 cohort for the Berkman Klein Assembly pilot program launching January 2017! The cohort is made up of seventeen diverse participants with deep… More