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Is technology affecting our mental health? Can technology support free speech and still protect against harassment? How do we embed our biases in big data algorithms? The Center for Technology, Society & Policy wants to explore these questions and more.
Bamman’s work applies natural language processing and machine learning techniques to empirical questions in the humanities and social sciences.
Statement to US Copyright Office urges reform of the laws inhibiting cybersecurity research.
The dataset could help answer whether it’s possible to accurately use consumer-grade devices to interpret attention level in a problem-solving test. The class hopes that other researchers will be able to repeat the experiment with even larger subject pools.
Professor Xiao was named to the list for “for taking on China’s Great Firewall of censorship.”
Machines increasingly do humans’ jobs. But what happens when a human performs a machine’s tasks? A new project by doctoral student Laura Devendorf explores that role reversal, with unexpected insights into the creative process how people interact with machines.
UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity will assess the possible range of future paths cybersecurity might take.
The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has awarded its 2014 Book of the Year Award to The Discipline of Organizing, by School of Information adjunct professor Bob Glushko.
Facebook is grappling with its impact on our social and emotional lives  —  and that’s a good thing. But it has to get the research right. Why Facebook did the experiment, and how to make it better.
Once a pervasive surveillance infrastructure is in place, a government will always have an incentive to abuse that power, according to new research.