30 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Inside the Machine: Presidential Campaign Technology Through the Years

Wed., Dec. 2, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Online

Join Jacky Chang, CTO of the Biden/Harris campaign, and Clare Bayley, Technology and Public Purpose Fellow and former Director of Product for the US Digital Service, in conversation about the technology behind the campaign on Wednesday, December 2nd at 1pmEST.

Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. 

Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

What can be done to mitigate the risks of deepfakes?

Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group: Deepfakes

Tue., Oct. 13, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Online

The Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group, hosted by former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Director Ash Carter and Harvard SEAS Dean Frank Doyle, will convene its second session of the fall semester on the topic of deepfakes. The session will examine the types of deepfakes, how they have been used, and what is being done to combat unethical use of the technology. 

Information Session - Open to the Public

Technology and Public Purpose Open House

Wed., Sep. 23, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

Come learn more about opportunities to get involved with the Technology and Public Purpose Project!

Registration for this event is required. Please use this link to RSVP

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Belfer Policy Chat | An Ethical Approach to AI & Governance

Tue., Aug. 4, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Online

Gretchen Greene, Technology and Public Purpose Project research fellow, and Hong Qu, the Research Director on the Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence, will discuss their research on AI and governance from challenging the use of facial recognition, to mitigating consequences from biased training data sets, to working with local officials to ensure that the use of AI technology in public policy does not perpetuate historical inequities.

Registration is required. Please click here to register for this event. 

What should the federal government do to increase its internal scientific and technical expertise, in order to address some of the nation’s most pressing issues?

Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group: Increasing STEM Expertise in Government

Tue., May 26, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Online

The Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group, hosted by former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Director Ash Carter and Harvard SEAS Dean Frank Doyle, will convene its third and final session of the spring semester on the topic of increasing STEM expertise in the federal government. The session will examine the problem with insufficient scientific and technological expertise in the American federal legislative and executive branches, the types of expertise each body needs to be effective, and potential solutions to mitigate the problem.

What should American policymakers do to address security concerns about Chinese technology companies?

Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group: Chinese Technology Companies and China’s Influence on Academia: Protecting America’s National Security

Tue., Apr. 28, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Online

The Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group, hosted by former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Director Ash Carter and Harvard SEAS Dean Frank Doyle, will convene its second session of the spring semester on the topic of Chinese technology companies and state funding of American academic institutions, and their effects on American national security. The session will examine the issues around the relationships between the Chinese Communist Party and the country’s private sector; China’s influence and actions on American academic institutions; how these efforts may negatively affect America’s national security; and what should be done to mitigate national security risks.

Striking an appropriate balance between the societal value stemming from the use of data with individual privacy and security is of paramount concern

Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group: Differential Privacy

Tue., Apr. 21, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Online

The Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group, hosted by former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Director Ash Carter and Harvard SEAS Dean Frank Doyle, will convene its first session of the spring semester on the topic of differential privacy. The session will examine data privacy issues, current applications of differential privacy tools, capabilities, limitations, and more.

If life extension technologies are effective, do governments have a responsibility to make sure they are broadly accessible?

Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group: Life Extension Technologies

Tue., Jan. 28, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group, hosted by former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Director Ash Carter and Harvard SEAS Dean Frank Doyle, will convene its fourth and final session of the fall semester on the topic of life extension technologies. The session will examine current applications, capabilities, limitations, and ongoing debates regarding acceptable use, regulation, and governance of the technology.

Who should decide where, whether, and how to deploy gene drives?

Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group: Gene Drives

Tue., Nov. 19, 2019 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group, hosted by former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Director Ash Carter and Harvard SEAS Dean Frank Doyle, will convene its third session of the fall semester on the topic of gene drives. The session will examine current applications, capabilities, limitations, and ongoing debates regarding acceptable use, regulation, and governance of the technology.