The Berkman Klein Center is excited to announce that we are joining the Partnership on AI as a new partner organization, beginning August 2018. The Partnership’s mission to “study and formulate best practices on AI, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to provide a platform for open collaboration between all those involved in, and affected by, the development and deployment of AI technologies” resonates with our own efforts to explore automated technologies and their impact on social values including fairness, human autonomy, and justice.
As one of the anchor institutions of the Ethics and Governance of AI Fund, the Berkman Klein Center has been developing and executing on an array of research programs, convenings, and prototypes in line with the initiative’s commitment to advancing AI in the public interest. Key themes that we have been focusing on include algorithms and justice, media and information quality, as well as global governance and inclusion. Looking ahead, we will continue to build on a foundation of learnings gained in these areas and further research and activities that examine the role of autonomous technologies in government and industry, as well as ways that universities can serve as a countervailing force.