May 2020

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The global pandemic is a crisis affecting not only public health but also governments, economies, and societies worldwide. Multiple vulnerabilities existed prior to the pandemic; the current crisis amplifies them. …

Fluxus Landscape, a CASBS partnership with Şerife Wong, lends a nuanced perspective to a rapidly growing and complex field. Users are encouraged to edit and build upon the work. Research meets art.

As the AI industry grows, so do the voices concerned with its ethics and governance. Keeping up with the increasing number of organizations, stakeholders, and projects addressing these problems globally can be difficult. The rapid speed of innovation driving industry and policy dialogue amplifies the complexity of AI ethics and governance still further.

Fluxus Landscape: An Expansive View of AI Ethics and Governance is an art and research project by Şerife Wong, created in partnership with the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University with support from The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). The project maps and categorizes about 500 AI ethics and governance stakeholders and actors. Its goals are both practical and artistic: to help the global community interested in AI ethics and governance discover new organizations, and encourage a broader, more nuanced perspective on the AI ethics and governance landscape. …

John Markoff interviews Jacob Ward

This is the second in a series of audio conversations about special projects and work being undertaken by scholars at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). The conversations are moderated by John Markoff, a former New York Times reporter, who was a Center fellow in 2017–2018 and now is a CASBS research affiliate. In this installment he speaks with Jacob Ward, a 2018–19 CASBS fellow. Jacob is in the midst of reporting a book about the effects of artificial intelligence on human decision making. He has a diverse background in science and technology reporting, including serving as editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine as well as a television correspondent for Al-Jazeera covering science and technology. He and John discuss the techno-utopian movement and its relationship to Silicon Valley.

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Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University

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