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AI Ethics & Governance Video Series

A broad range of people from across the Harvard University and Berkman Klein Center communities have been actively working on issues of AI and related topic areas as part of their academic and professional work. Their voices reflect distinct and nuanced perspectives on a wide range of issues that intersect with AI. This initial set of videos offers context to the challenges and opportunities of AI, and the collection will continue to grow as we add additional voices from our networks.

We also encourage you to learn more from the MIT Media Lab and the Knight Foundation.

Beth Altringer

Beth Altringer of Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Graduate School of Design discusses how to design AI systems that are both functional and ethical. 

Chinmayi Arun

Chinmayi Arun of the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi considers the challenges that unchecked AI development could pose to civil liberties and democracy in Asia.

danah boyd

danah boyd of Data & Society discusses how society can come together to engage AI systems that reduce, rather than exacerbate, social challenges.

Cynthia Breazeal

Cynthia Breazeal of the MIT Media Lab's Personal Robots group explains the important balance between privacy and deep learning for personalized educational AI. video via MIT

Kate Darling

Kate Darling of both the MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University considers how interacting with artificially intelligent human agents can impact human behavioral development. 

Barbara Grosz

Barbara Grosz of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University and the Stanford One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100) considers how AI is being developed to complement, rather than displace, humanity.

Joi Ito

Joi Ito of the MIT Media Lab discusses the challenges of extended intelligence. video via MIT

Malavika Jayaram

Malavika Jayaram of the Digital Asia Hub discusses the importance of language when describing AI, as well as the impact that AI has on different Asian countries. 

Iyad Rahwan

Iyad Rahwan of the MIT Media Lab's Scalable Cooperation group discusses how AI developers can engage society when creating artificial intelligence. video via MIT

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain, faculty director of the Berkman Klein Center and Professor at Harvard Law School, considers the role that both regulators and oversight groups might play as AI becomes increasingly integrated into society.

Joi Ito and Iyad Rahwan

Joi Ito and Iyad Rahwan of the MIT Media Lab explore how the challenges of AI require new kinds of user interfaces between machines and society at a Berkman Klein lunch talk on April 11, 2017.