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A new study from researchers with Harvard’s Berkman Center and MIT tracked the increasing influence of sites like Breitbart, the Daily Caller, Infowars and Truthfeed through the election. They researchers looked at more than a million news articles and the social-networking behavior around them to analyze the patterns that connect them.
In the panel You, Me, & Everyone We Know, author and Harvard Berkman Center fellow Judith Donath argued that in the near future, AR technology will allow people to peruse the personal information of strangers while walking down the street, in a similar fashion to Shteyngart’s äppärats.
So, when the founders heard that Eric Schmidt, the 46-year-old veteran of Sun Microsystems and a Berkeley Ph.D. computer scientist, was the sole CEO finalist who had already been to the event, they rejiggered their rankings and gave the guy a callback. “Eric was . . . the only one who went to Burning Man,” Brin told Doc Searls, then a Berkman Center fellow at Harvard. “We thought [that] was an important criterion.”
Urs Gasser, director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, is not worried about artificially intelligent deathbots.
Harvard Law School Professor and co-founder of the Berkman Klein Center Jonathan Zittrain ’95 and Director of the MIT Media Lab Joi Ito led students through a nine-day course focused on the internet’s architecture, and the ways law and regulation influence online activity.
Officially a lawyer who is self-taught in computer science, De Filippi is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the concept of governance-by-design as it relates to distributed online architectures, such as and Bitcoin and Ethereum.