The UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellows program offers scholars and practitioners the opportunity to spend six months to a year as a non-residential fellow at UC Berkeley to conduct research; share expertise and experiences with faculty, staff, and students; and develop technical or policy interventions that support responsible technology development and use.
The CITRIS Policy Lab maintains a downloadable database of all federal legislation that seeks to amend, repeal, or reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Our Better Web is an interdisciplinary initiative that supports empirical research, policy analysis, training, and engagement in high-risk issue areas, such as algorithmic amplification and algorithmic bias, child safety, disinformation, platform transparency, and privacy.
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.