In April 2023, CITRIS co-hosted four Distinguished Lectures on the Status and Future of AI under the CITRIS Research Exchange banner.
New AI ‘ACTION’ institute features 4 CITRIS PIs
Headquartered at UC Santa Barbara, the new NSF AI Institute will also harness Berkeley expertise.
Can AI can be regulated? Russell discusses on WBUR
AI expert and UC Berkeley professor Stuart Russell addressed AI regulation in an interview with the hosts of WBUR’s “On Point.”
Job opportunities: Development and communications student assistants
Key operations teams at CITRIS’s headquarters at UC Berkeley are seeking student assistants for the 2023–24 academic year.
Bayen weighs in on autonomous vehicles with WSJ
CITRIS PI Alexandre Bayen was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal about the challenges facing self-driving vehicles.
CITRIS-funded project helps assess post-wildfire fate of ecosystems
The project, led by led by UC Davis’s Gary Bucciarelli, will apply AI to help predict the impact that fire will have on a landscape.
Carbon offset gatekeepers over-credit projects, says CITRIS’s Haya
Researchers led by Barbara Haya found that registries allow developers to over-credit carbon offset projects with climate savings benefits.
CITRIS researchers weigh in on future of ChatGPT in higher education
Since the interface debuted, headlines have whirled about how AI will overhaul everything. But for higher ed, reviews have been mixed.
CITRIS PI talks climate change with NPR Morning Edition
While the IPCC’s latest report describes a dire situation, experts such as UC Berkeley’s Solomon Hsiang see room for hope.
CITRIS and BAIR co-host distinguished AI seminar series
Speakers include CITRIS PIs and computer scientists Michael Jordan and Stuart Russell, as well as psychologist Alison Gopnik and law professor Pamela Samuelson.
Farid, Nonnecke suggest alternative to Section 230 for regulating harmful content
CITRIS experts argue that there’s no need to invoke Section 230 to prevent the harms being considered in Google v. Gonzalez.
CITRIS Policy Lab welcomes UC Berkeley tech policy fellows
The fellows will conduct research and explore tech and policy interventions for the next six to 12 months.
CITRIS experts discuss Section 230, impacts of Google v. Gonzalez on free speech
“If there are no protections for user-generated content,” said CITRIS PI Hany Farid, “I don’t think it’s hyperbolic to say that this is the end of social media.”
Stephens talks California forestry health with NYT
Recent aerial surveys of California forests found shocking results: the death of 36 million trees, including resilient firs, in 2021–22.
CITRIS researcher appointed to California Air Resources Board
CITRIS Aviation researcher and UC Berkeley professor Susan Shaheen will help oversee climate policy implementation within the state.
Evolution on fast forward: Grace Gu engineers AI-optimized, bioinspired materials
The CITRIS PI and UC Berkeley mechanical engineer takes inspiration from nature and uses machine learning to create more efficient materials.
CITRIS experts weigh in on Gonzalez v. Google, future of Reddit
Will the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on Gonzalez v. Google end Reddit as we know it? CITRIS’s Hany Farid and Brandie Nonnecke discuss Section 230.
Gridware founders discuss CITRIS Foundry and the startup ‘fast lane’
UC Berkeley alumnus Tim Barat‘s experiences as an electrical lineman inspired him to co-found Gridware, a venture in the spring 2020 CITRIS Foundry cohort.
CITRIS Policy Lab co-launches Artificial Intelligence, Platforms, and Society Project
The project will be an independent forum to explore the best ways to support responsible development and use of AI.
Nonnecke co-authors Gonzalez v. Google amicus brief
CITRIS Policy Lab Director Brandie Nonnecke is part of a group of expert technologists that filed the Gonzalez v. Google amicus brief.
Farid talks AI-written journalism with Washington Post
CITRIS PI Hany Farid discusses the implications of CNET’s forays into articles written entirely by artificial intelligence.
CITRIS PI discusses potential impact of AI in Russia-Ukraine war
UC Berkeley researcher Stuart Russell notes that the technology to autonomously target humans with drones could be built by a grad student in a single term.
CITRIS researchers to help Northern California communities reduce wildfire risk with dynamic modeling and serious games
With $2.5 million from the NSF, a multicampus UC team is partnering with a dozen Bay Area orgs to help residents respond to natural disasters more quickly.
2022 holiday gift guides with CITRIS connections
Looking for a special gift this holiday season? Check out a few CITRIS-related suggestions.