California laws passed to stop disinformation will likely be ineffective. Here are four strategies that should be implemented. Earlier in October, the US Department of […]
We are excited to announce the CITRIS Policy Lab‘s database of federal and California AI-related legislation is now live. The database includes: name of the […]
The Deepfake Education Competition is open to high school, undergrad, and grad students “Deepfakes”—the use of AI to generate deceptive visual media depicting real people […]
Investments in digital infrastructure in the public sector have lagged for years. The COVID-19 pandemic has torn back the curtain to reveal a dilapidated IT […]
Future of Public Sector Work is a new report released by the CITRIS Policy Lab with support from Microsoft. Facing rising workload demands, labor shortages, […]
Taraaz and the CITRIS Policy Lab are pleased to announce the launch of the Human Rights by Design Fellowship Program. Two $1000 fellowships will be provided to University […]
Over the last year, I have had the privilege to lead the California Blockchain Working Group, which delivered its report to the Legislature in early July. Established by AB […]
With confirmed cases of coronavirus on the rise in the US, over 100,000 schools have closed, disrupting the education of over 55 million students. While many schools are […]
The gross misrepresentation of events exemplified in this tweet came to my attention during my involvement in a research project between the CITRIS Policy Lab and the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley which analyzed thousands of tweets from the top 10 most influential bot and non-bot accounts spreading anti-migrant propaganda on Twitter leading up to the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.
CITRIS Policy Lab Director Brandie Nonnecke appeared on the Unprecedented podcast to discuss California’s Anti-Deepfake Law and some of the flaws in the policy. Nonnecke believes the law […]
Lack of broadband access is a greater threat to the well-being of young people than too much access. CITRIS Executive Director Camille Crittenden knocks down the conventional […]
With 70.8 million people displaced globally this year, ensuring the safety of these populations is a critical issue. CITRIS and the Banatao Institute have launched technological and policy innovations to help protect refugees and immigrants. Projects range from mapping refugee services and transparency technologies to a digital propaganda study on immigration hate speech on Twitter in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.
In Spring 2019, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute collaborated with the California Institute for […]
World Economic Forum: Amid growing concern over the threat of AI-enabled systems to perpetuate discrimination and bias and infringe upon privacy, California has introduced several bills intended to […]
The CITRIS Policy Lab published two white papers, outlining civil and political rights protections for digital ID and facial recognition systems, to two leading organizations in these fields — ID2020 and GoodID.
Point Reyes Light: CITRIS visiting scholar Louise Comfort will join a yearlong study in Bolinas, CA along with other UC Berkeley researchers to develop the […]
Camille Crittenden to lead 20 blockchain tech and policy experts under Assembly Bill 2658.
“Everybody deserves to have formal identification that they can use to exert their rights,” says Brandie Nonnecke, director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, as to […]
Cyrus Farivar, investigative tech reporter at NBC News and Habeas Data author, discusses 10 legal cases that have had an outsized impact on surveillance and […]
Buzzfeed: Recent abortion bans have spurred a rash of misleading claims online consistent with research from the CITRIS Policy Lab on the role of bots […]
Today, automated decision systems influence who receives health insurance, parole, and job offers. The California legislature is leading the nation in establishing standards for accountability, […]
Competitive teams from the campuses of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Merced, Davis, and Davis Health submitted proposals for collaborative […]
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute are ramping up efforts to bring technology expertise to national policymakers in Washington DC. Director Costas Spanos and CITRIS Policy […]
Berkeley City Councilmembers Tour CITRIS and learn about ways CITRIS is advancing information technology in the interest of society. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and City […]