Areas of research include:
Identifying and mitigating risks of automated propaganda and digital harassment campaigns on social media.
Supporting development and deployment of AI-enabled technologies that are fair, accountable, and trustworthy.
Developing strategies for equitable deployment and adoption of broadband and ICTs.
Designing and piloting interactive digital tools to foster greater inclusion in democratic processes.
Applying novel technologies to better inform disaster risk reduction strategies and policies in California and abroad.
Supporting the development of human rights-driven models for digital identity systems.
Improving health outcomes and access to cost-effective care through the development and integration of innovative technologies.
Supporting data-driven policy strategies for environmental sustainability.
The 2020 CITRIS Seed Funding opportunity invites Principal Investigators at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz to apply for seed funding that advances CITRIS and the Banatao Institute research initiatives, strengthens UC campus connections, and drives novel technology applications.
$40,000 to $60,000 per project
On July 1, 2020, the CITRIS Policy Lab, together with the AI Security Initiative, launched a year-long collaboration with the California Department of Technology to conduct an analysis of AI-enabled tools in select state departments and develop statewide policy recommendations to inform the procurement, development, implementation, and monitoring of such tools in the public sector.