The Miami Foundation will act as fiscal sponsor of the initiative, while Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab will act as anchor institutions for The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund.
Source: AI for the public interest fund to explore bias in criminal justice and autonomous vehicles | VentureBeat
Jonathan Zittrain, an internet law professor at Harvard Law School, thinks that even with A.I.’s flaws, computers could serve as checks against human biases. “A.I., properly trained, offers the prospect of more systematically identifying bias in particular and unfairness in general,” he wrote in a recent blog post.
Source: Could a Robot Be President? – POLITICO Magazine
“There’s a risk of a race to the bottom here,” says Vivek Krishnamurthy, assistant director of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, who specializes in international internet governance. “Anything that’s mildly controversial is probably illegal in some authoritarian country. So we could end up with a really sanitized internet, where all that’s left is cute cat photos.”
Source: The World May Be Headed for a Fragmented ‘Splinternet’ | WIRED
She has a dual appointment in both the School of Information Science and the Department of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
Source: ‘Twitter and Tear Gas’ Looks at How Protest Is Fueled and Crushed by the Internet – Motherboard
In a recent interview with Newsweek, Susan Benesch, a researcher with Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, said, ”…leaders used to condemn violence and the violent speech that incites hatred head on.”
Source: Yes, There Is A Civil War Looming, And The Alt-Right Is Pushing It | HuffPost
But Susan Benesch, who studies ways to fight hate speech at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, said the 24-hour time frame set by the law would lead internet companies to process complaints using algorithms “that are not yet up to the task.”
Source: Germany to Social Networks: Delete Hate Speech Faster or Face Fines
“The fundamental disconnect is that they are a global company and they are trying to make these rules apply globally,” says Judith Donath, an expert on online communities at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
Source: Why victims of Facebook’s bizarre hate speech policy stay on the network | WIRED UK
If real, these discriminatory political bubbles could constitute a secret kind of “digital gerrymandering,” according to Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain.
Source: How Does Facebook Decide Who Gets to Use Its ‘Pride’ Reaction? – The Atlantic
Senior Contributor Ted Koppel talks with Buchanan, and with Harvard professor Yochai Benkler, about the battle between presidents and the press, what news Americans are consuming, and the media war over hearts and minds.
Source: This week on “Sunday Morning” (June 18) – CBS News
Founded by Harvard’s Berkman Center, Lumen is one of the few tools that helps to keep copyright holders accountable, while offering an invaluable database for researchers and the public in general.
Source: Court Orders Google to Remove Links to Takedown Notice – TorrentFreak