“These cases are more problematic than outright fake news,” says Jonas Kaiser, an expert on German media at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center. “I think these cases are going to rise.”
Urs Gasser, director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, is not worried about artificially intelligent deathbots.
Harvard Law School Professor and co-founder of the Berkman Klein Center Jonathan Zittrain ’95 and Director of the MIT Media Lab Joi Ito led students through a nine-day course focused on the internet’s architecture, and the ways law and regulation influence online activity.
So, when the founders heard that Eric Schmidt, the 46-year-old veteran of Sun Microsystems and a Berkeley Ph.D. computer scientist, was the sole CEO finalist who had already been to the event, they rejiggered their rankings and gave the guy a callback. “Eric was . . . the only one who went to Burning Man,” Brin told Doc Searls, then a Berkman Center fellow at Harvard. “We thought [that] was an important criterion.”
IoT device-developers and manufacturers usually “act in their own self-interest, which will not be adequate security,” Bruce Schneier, adjunct lecturer at the Harvard John. F. Kennedy School of Government and a Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society fellow, said at the recent RSA Security Conference.
Officially a lawyer who is self-taught in computer science, De Filippi is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the concept of governance-by-design as it relates to distributed online architectures, such as and Bitcoin and Ethereum.
“It needs some more work,” Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University research fellow Primavera de Filippi told CoinDesk. “The DAO showed that we cannot assume that the system will work as we expected it to work.”
Cheryl was named as an Affiliate of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Platforms not only have strong incentives to spot bad actors, but good information to identify them and the means to sanction in response, notes Urs Gasser of the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
“Certainly, you can see more examples in the kind of stuff that people of the left are now fascinated by,” says Judith Donath, a faculty fellow at The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. “Liberals were not being terribly alarmist before the election, but now there’s this nonstop sense of emergency…. You don’t really want to stop and smell the flowers, because you think that if I miss something, disaster might happen.”