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August 3, 2021

AI Language Models: Mitigating Harms Through Responsible Research and Publication

 Artificial intelligence-based language models have advanced significantly in recent years, and are now capable of writing and speaking in ways that appear shockingly human. Yet for all their potential benefits, these technologies have myriad associated costs, and there is growing urgency within the AI community to address these issues,…

July 1, 2021

Timelines: Design Activities for Surfacing Values and Ethics in Technologies

A new white paper authored by Richmond Wong, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, introduces “Timelines,” a group activity that can help organizations uncover potential issues related to ethics and values during the design phase of a new technology. The paper, Timelines: Design Activities for Surfacing Values…

June 3, 2021

CLTC Announces Winners of 2021 Cybersecurity Arts Contest

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is proud to announce the winners of our 2021 Cybersecurity Arts Contest. The five winning projects span a range of creative concepts, from a dance performance that integrates emotion-sensing masks, to a web-based game that illuminates online discrimination against sex workers. The artists will…

June 3, 2021

The New Horizon for Data Rights: New Perspectives on Privacy, Security, and the Public Good

A CLTC panel focused on shifting the paradigm around data and privacy. Emerging technologies call for new policies and business models that increase the value of the data they generate while also preserving privacy and security. Internet of things (IoT) devices, digital assistants, ubiquitous sensors, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) environments…

April 1, 2021

“What? So What? Now What?” Episode 3: A Video on Deepfakes featuring Prof. Hany Farid

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has produced an animated “explainer” video about deepfakes and misinformation, featuring perspectives from Dr. Hany Farid, Associate Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information and a Senior Faculty Advisor for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Produced as part of the “What? Now What? So…

November 3, 2020

AI Race(s) to the Bottom? A Panel Discussion

Countries and corporations around the world are vying for leadership in AI development and use, prompting widespread discussions of an “AI arms race” or “race to the bottom” in AI safety. But the competitive development of AI will take place across multiple industries and among very different sets of actors,…

November 2, 2020

What’s at Stake in Digital Fragmentation? Q&A with Zoom’s Josh Kallmer

  As Head of Global Public Policy at Zoom, Josh Kallmer — an expert in international trade with broad experience inside and outside of government — serves as the architect of Zoom’s global public policy and government relations strategy and the company’s chief representative before governments around the world. In…

October 28, 2020

CLTC Call for Proposals:

Comparing Effects and Responses to GDPR and CCPA

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley is hosting an interdisciplinary workshop on July 30, 2021 to examine and compare how firms and consumers have responded to the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). This RFP seeks proposals to conduct scholarly inquiry…

September 21, 2020

CLTC Issues Fall 2020 Request for Proposals

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) has released our sixth annual request for proposals (RFP), through which UC Berkeley-affiliated researchers are invited to apply for funding for the 2021 grant term. “CLTC believes that a transformative research agenda which addresses the most interesting and complex challenges of the socio-technical security…