In addition, a number of broadband commission partners – the United Nations University and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and Harvard University – joined forces to launch a new data research group into the digital gender divide.
In a sense, legal measures delegating anti-hate speech enforcement to companies puts, say, a social network’s terms of service above the law, argues Kate Coyer, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Continued research is important as algorithms make more decisions in our daily lives, says Sara Watson, a technology critic with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
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.
A detailed guide from Harvard helps governments protect residents’ personal information in open-data initiatives.
“These cases are more problematic than outright fake news,” says Jonas Kaiser, an expert on German media at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center. “I think these cases are going to rise.”
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.
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.”