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Looking for Fellows to Join Us in 2019-2020

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Embracing AI for the Social Good

The Imperative to Engage Globally More

Ethics and Governance of AI story Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

Opportunity: Managing Director for the Berkman Klein Center

We are seeking a capacity-building Managing Director to join our community More

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Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Rachel Han

Rachel Han is a 2018-2019 Berkman Klein fellow and Director of Business Development at OpenDataSoft, where she focuses…

Friday, Dec 14, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Armando Guio-Espanol

How are we helping young people engage with new technologies?

Friday, Dec 14, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Momin Malik

Momin is bringing network analysis techniques, various statistical models, topic models, and natural language…

Friday, Dec 14, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Lily Hu

How are algorithms distributing power between people?

Friday, Dec 14, 2018

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The latest news and commentary from our community.

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Industrial Policy 4.0

This paper makes a case for comprehensive digital industrial policies that are differentiated and rooted in the broader…

Padmashree Gehl Sampath

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 Techtopia

Discussing Human Rights, Ethics, and Artificial Intelligence with Harvard Techtopia Students

Hear from students participating in Harvard's inaugural Techtopia group on human rights, ethics, and artificial…

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 NextGov

Upcoming Bill Would Lock Down Agencies' Internet-Connected Devices

A new bill "leverages federal purchasing power to create pro-security market pressure and … serves as a model for the…

Jonathan Zittrain

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 New York Times

To Reduce Privacy Risks, the Census Plans to Report Less Accurate Data

Guaranteeing people’s confidentiality has become more of a challenge, but some scholars worry that the new system will…

Cynthia Dwork

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 Harvard Gazette

Facebook leader sits down with Harvard’s Jonathan Zittrain

Professor Jonathan Zittrain discusses the social media giant’s ‘long year’ with Facebook's head of global policy…

Jonathan Zittrain

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 Medium

Exploring Social Innovation in Norway

What we learned about social innovation in Norway, how to map local innovation ecosystems and the challenges and…

Andres Lombana

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 How We Get to Next

What Our Tech Ethics Crisis Says About the State of Computer Science Education

The problem with “I’m just an engineer” isn’t the engineer’s inability to identify all relevant ethical implications —…

Casey Fiesler

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 Slate

Fandom’s Fate Is Not Tied to Tumblr’s

After Tumblr’s recent announcement that it will no longer allow “adult content” many have been asking where fan…

Casey Fiesler

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018

Featured Projects

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metaLAB (at) Harvard

Explores the digital arts and humanities through research, teaching, publications, and exhibitions More

AI: Global Governance and Inclusion

In a world challenged by growing domestic and international inequalities, policymakers face hard problems and difficult… More

AI: Algorithms and Justice

The use of algorithms in the judiciary has already raised significant questions about bias and fairness, and looking… More

Responsive Communities

Responsive Communities addresses issues of social justice, civil liberties, and economic development involving Internet… More

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the way we use technology.

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Ethics and Governance of AI

The rapidly growing capabilities and increasing presence of AI-based systems in our lives is raising pressing questions about the impact, governance, ethics, and accountability of these techn… More

Governance of Technology & the Internet

Networked technologies are complex, multi-layered, interdependent, and subject to multiple competing interests. Through original research and by creating connections between stakeholders, we work to… More

Privacy & Security

Privacy violations are a serious threat to the health of the Internet and the effective use of technology. We study how people understand their privacy as users of technology, examine and document the… More

Media, Democracy, & Public Discourse

The way we communicate online evolves and changes shape rapidly. Through research, the building of tools, and bringing together diverse viewpoints and underrepresented voices, we seek to examine, analy… More

The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative seeks to support the evolution of AI in the public interest through research, community-building, and education.

A joint project of the Berkman Klein Center and the MIT Media Lab

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Featured events

See all Events Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018

“My Constellation is Space”: Towards a Theory of Black Cyberculture

VIDEO & PODCAST: Utilizing critical technocultural discourse analysis, Afro-optimism, and libidinal economic theory, Dr… More

Monday, Dec 3, 2018

The State of Online Speech and Governance

VIDEO & PODCAST: The State of Online Speech and Governance: Featuring Monika Bickert & Jonathan Zittrain in conversation More

Friday, Nov 30, 2018

Promoting Fairness, Equity, and Human Rights in Tech

VIDEO & PODCAST: A broad overview of the landscape for regulating cutting-edge digital technologies in Europe and the US More

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Skewed or Rescued?: The Emerging Theory of Algorithmic Fairness

A Public Lecture by Cynthia Dwork, the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the John A. Paulson School of… More

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