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Jonathan Zittrain

George Bemis Professor of International Law, HLS

This course will pursue a cross-disciplinary investigation of the development and deployment of the opaque complex adaptive systems that are increasingly in public and private use. We will explore the proliferation of algorithmic decisionmaking, autonomous systems, and machine learning and explanation; the search for balance between regulation and innovation; and the effects of AI on the dissemination of information, along with questions related to individual rights, discrimination, and architectures of control.

Application link can be accessed at: and are due November 11, 2018.

Permission of the instructor required. Also offered by the Law School as 2728 and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as COMPSCI 90nar.

Please see the syllabus for the first class meeting. This course meets in Wasserstein 4063 (HLS).