Upcoming Events

John deCraen
Oct 2, 2023, 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm
John deCraen explores the ethical, security, operational, and competitive issues that organizations face with the spread of artificial intelligence.
Paul Duguid
Oct 6, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Greenpeace recently declared that we are living in “the golden age of greenwashing.” Paul Duguid looks at how we got there.
Photo of Yoshi Kohno, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington.
Oct 11, 2023, 12:10 pm to 1:30 pm
Tadayoshi Kohno charts the evolution of computer security over the past 20 years and makes some predictions for the future.
Photo of Johanna Drucker
Oct 13, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Johanna Drucker is a Distinguished Research Professor Emerita at UCLA and is internationally known for her work in digital humanities.
Oct 20, 2023, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
In 1918, UC Berkeley began a full-time program in library science. Join us to celebrate the 105th birthday and history of the I School, SIMS, SLIS, and School of Librarianship.
Oct 20, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Cybersecurity Futures 2030 is a foresight-focused scenario-planning exercise considering how cybersecurity is set to transform over the next five to seven years.
Photo of Daniel S. Weld
Oct 25, 2023, 12:10 pm to 1:30 pm
Daniel S. Weld outlines the principles and pitfalls of effective human-AI interaction.
Dec 13, 2023, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Graduating MICS students present their cybersecurity projects. A panel of judges will select an outstanding project for the Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award.
Dec 21, 2023, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Graduating MIDS students present their data science projects. A panel of judges will select an outstanding project for the Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award.

Previous Events

Oct 27, 2022, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) promise radical new forms of collective organization and ownership. But can they deliver?
Jeff Hancock
Oct 26, 2022, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Jeff Hancock is a leading expert on technology’s role in deception and trust. Hancock is a psychologist and a professor at Stanford University in Communication.
Oct 21, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Short reports from Arogya Koirala, Shai Dhaliwal, Calvin Lee, Alan Kyle, Sarah Barrington, Ameya Naik, and Siddharth Adelkar
Oct 21, 2022, 11:10 am to 12:30 pm
Jeff Wu is a research engineer at OpenAI working on language modeling (e.g. GPT-2) and alignment (InstructGPT).
Oct 21, 2022, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
A hands-on workshop focusing on restorative justice.
Screenshot: Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
Oct 14, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Crowdsourcing data has recently become mostly unusable. Catherine Marshall uncovers what’s happening.
Alex Tamkin
Oct 14, 2022, 11:10 am to 12:30 pm
Alex Tamkin is a Ph.D. student researching self-supervised learning, especially in multimodal and domain-general settings.
Book cover: “The Political Lives of Information Information” by Janaki Srinivasan
Oct 12, 2022, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How the definition, production, and leveraging of information are shaped by caste, class, and gender, and the implications for development.
Oct 11, 2022, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Citizen Clinic (INFO/CYBER 289) is a public-interest cybersecurity course that supports the capacity of politically-targeted organizations to defend themselves against online threats. Join us to learn more.
Oct 7, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Michael Buckland & Wayne de Fremery propose context-based changes to bibliographic and library search and discovery.
Oct 7, 2022, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
How infrastructures, assemblages, and ecosystems spread and contribute to harm and how justice can work in complex, interconnected systems.
Clifford Lynch
Sep 30, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Thoughts on stewardship of the scholarly and cultural record from adjunct professor Clifford Lynch.
Arya McCarthy
Sep 30, 2022, 11:10 am to 12:30 pm
Arya McCarthy is a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University working on massively multilingual natural language processing
Hany Farid
Sep 28, 2022, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
We are awash in disinformation of lies, conspiracies, and now a new form of manipulated media — so-called deepfakes. Hany Farid explains how deepfakes are created and how to tell truth from fiction.
Sep 27, 2022, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Leading experts discuss how cybersecurity is set to radically change over the next 5 to 7 years.
Sep 26, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
How does the shift from in-kind and in-person assistance to cash- and information-based assistance change humanitarian work?
Chris Freeland
Sep 23, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Chris Freeland is director of Open Libraries at the Internet Archive.
Sep 23, 2022, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
How conceptions of justice, especially restorative justice, can drive the structures and practices of content governance.
Book cover: Democracy's Data: The Hidden Stories in the US Census and How to Read Them
Sep 21, 2022, 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Behind the census’s neat grid of numbers is a collage of messy, human stories — you just have to know how to read them.
Sep 16, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Short research presentations from Arogya Koirala, Shai Dhaliwal, Calvin Lee, Alan Kyle, Siddharth Adelkar, Sarah Barrington, and Ameya Naik.