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Policy Practice

Bringing together governmental, nonprofit, and private sector organizations to discuss some of the most pressing questions around emerging digital technologies, this program creates a space for learning, knowledge-sharing, and capacity-building in which participating people and organizations can work with small, agile teams – composed of Harvard faculty, staff, BKC community members, students, and outside expert collaborators – to identify key challenges and create actionable outputs. Outputs range from policy frameworks to open educational resources and are developed with an eye towards inclusion, replicability, and broad usefulness.

Previous work included the support of public sector agency representatives from Germany, Thailand, and Colombia within the context of the implementation of national digital strategies and sector-specific translations of principles into practice. With the private sector, we have collaborated with organizations both large and small, identified the concrete challenges they face in developing, deploying, and using digital technologies in socially-responsible and beneficial ways, and created resources to help them navigate those challenges.

 


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Aug 24, 2022

Recommendations for the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct in the Technology Sector

Takeaways from a recent Consultation on Ethical and Rights-Respecting Technology for the National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

Takeaways from a recent Consultation on Ethical and Rights-Respecting Technology for the National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct in collaboration with the Global…

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Aug 8, 2022

BKC Scholars Helped Guide Colombia's AI Policy Implementation as Part of the Country's 'AI Expert Mission'

The AI Expert Mission to the Republic of Colombia, appointed by President Iván Duque, concluded its work in July 2022 after nine months of…

May 20, 2021

Youth and Media, BKC Policy Practice inform UNICEF report on Children’s Data

UNICEF report shares vision for better approach to children’s data

UNICEF report shares vision for better approach to children’s data

Jan 22, 2021

Summary Report of Expert Roundtable on Colombia’s Draft AI Ethical Framework

Lens on Youth Issues

Key takeaways from an expert roundtable offering feedback on Colombia’s draft “Ethical Framework for Artificial Intelligence in Colombia.”

Publication
Jan 11, 2021

Skin in the Game: Modulate AI and Addressing the Legal and Ethical Challenges of Voice Skin Technology

A BKC Policy Practice Case Study & Educational Toolkit

An educational toolkit that includes a case study, a teaching note, and a background primer.

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Dec 17, 2020

Some Reflections on the Role of Government in Trustworthy AI

Urs Gasser shares his remarks from the Launch Event of Colombia’s AI Ethics Framework.

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Dec 17, 2020

Video: Development of Colombia's AI Ethics Framework

A short video on BKC Policy Practice: AI’s work with the Colombian government on its AI ethics framework, an implementation of Colombia’s national AI policy.

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Dec 17, 2020

Q&A: Armando Guio Español on AI Ethics and Policy

BKC affiliate drafted Ethical Framework for Artificial Intelligence in Colombia

BKC affiliate drafted Ethical Framework for Artificial Intelligence in Colombia

Dec 17, 2020

BKC Policy Practice on AI Hosts Expert Review of Colombia’s AI Ethical Framework with Focus on Youth

Colombia President Iván Duque Márquez launches AI framework; BKC’s Urs Gasser delivers keynote

Colombia President Iván Duque Márquez launches AI framework; BKC’s Urs Gasser delivers keynote

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Sep 15, 2020

Draft Policy Guidance on AI for Children

BKC community members inform UNICEF report

BKC community members inform UNICEF report

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Jun 12, 2020

AI & the European Commission’s Risky Business

“Risk” as a cornerstone of AI governance is complicated by decades of debates about how we assess “risk,” Ryan Budish says.

Apr 29, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

[Virtual] Challenges in Digital Technology Then and Now

A Conversation With Jonathan Zittrain and Brad Smith

Jonathan Zittrain and Microsoft President Brad Smith will discuss how big tech might rise to new challenges and opportunities.

News
Apr 20, 2020

Fairness and AI

Sandra Wachter on why fairness cannot be automated

Sandra Wachter on why fairness cannot be automated

Event
Apr 14, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

[Virtual] Why Fairness Cannot Be Automated

Video & Podcast: Bridging the Gap Between EU Non-Discrimination Law & AI

Publication
May 31, 2019

Youth and Artificial Intelligence

Where We Stand

How can we empower young people to meaningfully interact with AI-based technologies to promote and bolster learning, creative expression, and well-being, while also addressing key…


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