16 Events

Information Session - Open to the Public

Technology and Public Purpose Open House

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


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


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. 

Dr. I.P. Park, LG Electronics president and CTO, ushers in the future of Artificial Intelligence while delivering the LG Pre CES keynote address.

Jack Dempsey/AP Images for LG Electronics

Seminar - Open to the Public

Responsible AI: A Guide to the Future

Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:30am

Taubman Building - Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

Join us for a discussion on “Responsible AI: A Guide to the Future” with Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab and a panel of distinguished speakers working on innovative and emerging AI-based technologies. This event is sponsored by the Harvard Belfer Center's Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project

In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, Zhou Xiaoqin, left, loads Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA molecules into a fine glass pipette as Qin Jinzhou watches at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province.

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Seminar - Open to the Public

Altering the Human Genome: What Do China’s Gene Edited Babies Mean for Humanity?

Tue., Dec. 11, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

The Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project will host a lunch panel discussion on recent developments concerning CRISPR technology and genetic embryo editing, from 12:00-1:30pm in Bell Hall (B-500). 

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP here.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Technology Innovation & Public Purpose – A HUBweek Event

Tue., Oct. 9, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Harvard Innovation Lab

This two hour exploration on the unintended impacts of technology on society will feature a keynote address by Ash Carter, former US Secretary of Defense and now the Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Secretary Carter will be followed by a panel discussion of business, government, and academic leaders on how we can work together to ensure the next generation of technologies serve overall human good. Confirmed panelists include David Eaves, Lecturer at HKS and Director of Digital HKS, and Chris Lynch, Founding Director of the Defense Digital Service at the U.S. Department of Defense, Steve Strassmann, Senior Architect at Kyruus and former Chief Technology Officer of Massachusetts, and Laura Manley, Director of the Technology and Public Purpose Project at Harvard's Belfer Center.