Since the interface debuted, headlines have whirled about how AI will overhaul everything. But for higher ed, reviews have been mixed.
CITRIS Policy Lab
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 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.
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 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.
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 ED offers op-ed on meat industry’s effects on climate change
CITRIS Executive Director Camille Crittenden points out an avenue for improving our climate impact — reassessing our menu — in a recent Berkeley Blog post.
Nonnecke weighs in on Twitter’s acquisition in SF Examiner, Washington Post
Tech billionaire Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has made hundreds of headlines since he first raised the idea in April.
Farid talks AI in US criminal justice system on PBS’s Nova
The CITRIS PI and Policy Lab advisor discussed the results of a study that explored the use of COMPAS, case management software used in criminal courts.
Nonnecke discusses Section 230 with NBC News
The CITRIS Policy Lab recently launched a database of legislation related to Section 230, which provides some immunity for websites hosting third-party content.
CITRIS Policy Lab acknowledged in US AI Bill of Rights
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has released its Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights to help protect the rights of the American public
Our Better Web initiative launches at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley’s new Our Better Web initiative, led by Brandie Nonnecke, director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, is advancing efforts to study and combat online harms.
Policy Lab partners with UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy on new initiative
The Tech Policy Initiative aims to strengthen multidisciplinary collaborations, foster education and innovation, and inform effective strategies across the public and private sectors.
AI Policy Hub announces its inaugural cohort
Launched in spring 2022, the UC Berkeley AI Policy Hub has welcomed its first cohort of graduate student researchers.
Farid talks rise of disinformation, AI in NPR, Washington Post
CITRIS researcher Hany Farid discussed the risks of disinformation that grow with the advent of multimedia manipulated by artificial intelligence.
Building on UC Broadband: Policy Lab offers strategies to help UC close digital divide
The CITRIS Policy Lab has released a report that outlines four recommendations UC could use to support broadband infrastructure development.
Policy Lab launches Section 230 legislation database
The CITRIS Policy Lab has launched a database that tracks all U.S. federal legislation seeking to amend, repeal or reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Nonnecke to lead UC Berkeley’s “Our Better Web”
The initiative aims to examine and provide recommendations for legislation on misinformation and illegal activities on social media platforms.
CITRIS and CLTC announce launch of AI Policy Hub
Two prominent centers at the University of California have joined together to launch an interdisciplinary initiative to train forward-thinking researchers.
Nonnecke discusses demand for data transparency in Science article
Brandie Nonnecke and co-author Camille Carlton detailed what political oversight for large social media platforms may look like.
Inaugural Human Rights By Design fellows publish white papers
Brie McLemore and Ifejesu Ogunleye, the first cohort of a fellowship program established by Taraaz and the CITRIS Policy Lab, have released papers on the human rights implications of emerging tech.
CITRIS experts discuss chatbots for student mental health support
Can — and should — chatbots help students navigate mental health crises? As higher education tackles a worsening student mental health crisis on slim budgets, […]