MIT Case Studies in Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC)

Faculty and students involved in Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC), a subgroup of MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, have launched a series of specially commissioned and peer-reviewed case studies to be used across a range of undergraduate classes and fields of study. These cases are intriguing, thought-provoking, and cover a wide array of… Continue reading MIT Case Studies in Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC)

24.133 Experiential Ethics

24.133 (Experiential Ethics) is a 3-unit class offered during the summer at MIT that can easily be taken alongside other MIT’s other experiential programs (UROP, PKG, MISTI, etc.). Experiential Ethics was created by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy (the Philosophy Section specifically). In this course, students explore the ethical landscape… Continue reading 24.133 Experiential Ethics

Center for Humane Technology

The Center for Humane Technology (CHT) is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization that was founded in 2018 by various leading figures in the technology industry, including Tristan Harris, an ex Google Design Ethicist who left to become a leading voice in humane technology. CHT aims to shift technology to enhance human existence and well-being rather… Continue reading Center for Humane Technology

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

The recognition of the necessity to discuss the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence does not stop at MIT. Our next-door neighbor created the Berkman Klein Center (BKC) in order to truly understand the fundamentals of cyberspace, and whether this domain needs to be more strictly regulated. BKC delves into topics including Ethics and Governance… Continue reading Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Announced in October of 2018, the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing is a new college within the MIT community that seeks to take MIT students’ increasing passion for computer science and apply it across all disciplines, including ethics, health, finance, transportation, and more. Most notably, the Schwarzman College of Computing has launched two initiatives —… Continue reading MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Towards Data Science

Towards Data Science is an online publication and organization hosted through Medium where experts can publish articles on a wide range of topics related to machine learning and data science. But TDS has gone one step further, and started their own podcast. Each episode features a different professional in the field of STEM, which keeps… Continue reading Towards Data Science

Your Undivided Attention

It is no surprise that any content coming from Tristan Harris would make the recommendation list. He is joined by Aza Raskin to host Your Undivided Attention, a podcast from the Center for Humane Technology. This podcast centers around raising awareness of the “arms race to seize your attention” by Big Tech corporations, as Harris… Continue reading Your Undivided Attention

Linear Digressions

Linear Digressions is a podcast that touches upon the technical and social aspects of machine learning and data science. If you are interested in learning about the actual practice of machine learning, you can listen to episodes such as “Convolutional Neural Networks,” “Gaussian Processes,” “Better know a distribution: the Poisson distribution,” as well as many… Continue reading Linear Digressions