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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 at UC Davis INSPIRES K-12 outreach
Over the summer, CITRIS hosted instructor workshops and held an engineering summer camp for 25 local high schoolers.
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.
Sanfelice to develop safer GPS alternative for aerial vehicles
CITRIS Aviation Director Ricardo Sanfelice has received support from the Air Force Research Laboratory to design a position, navigation and timing system that is more secure and reliable than GPS.
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 affiliate joins White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
CITRIS PI Deirdre Mulligan has been named deputy CTO for policy in the U.S. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
CIDER receives FAA drone training designation
UC Santa Cruz is the first UC campus to receive FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) program designation.
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.”
CITRIS Seed Award project supports long-distance caregivers
Interactive Care, or I-Care, is working to make long-distance caregiving for older adults easier.
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.
The latest research buzz at UC Santa Cruz: Drones
Unique to the UC Santa Cruz campus, CIDER officially launched in late 2021 with 20 undergraduate students in its first Pilot-in-Training Mentorships in winter 2022.
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.
CITRIS at UC Santa Cruz awards Tech for Social Good funding to 5 student teams
CITRIS is partnering with the UCSC Institute for Social Transformation to support student projects aimed at creating technology that promotes healthy, sustainable livelihoods.
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 Foundry alum WattTime partners with Toyota, Lexus
The environmental tech nonprofit has partnered with Toyota and Lexus to implement an easy way to identify the most eco-friendly time to charge electric vehicles.
An unexpected benefit of pandemic telehealth: A smaller carbon footprint
Dr. James Marcin, co-director of CITRIS Health, is a senior author of a study that evaluated the carbon footprint of telehealth visits.
Viers weighs in on California flooding in NYT, Bloomberg
An atmospheric river has caused intense rainfall in Northern California, resulting in broken levees and flooded communities.