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    Study: CAF II ISPs Stopped Serving Many Locations After Funding Ended (07/12/2024)

    “Quite frankly, we probably need stricter program rules,” said Tejas Narechania, director of the UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and one of the project leads. “A lot of people got internet access, and that’s important. But there were lots and lots of problems that could have been, and still can be, solved through good, rigorous oversight and better program goals. And that’s an opportunity for policymakers.”

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    Chevron’s downfall highlights need for clear artificial intelligence laws (07/09/2024)

    Much of the Biden administration’s executive order may remain unaffected, said Kenneth Bamberger, a UC Berkeley Law professor who has focused on AI regulatory issues. That’s because most of the order’s actions consist of non-binding efforts, like directing federal agencies to draft reports or establish guidelines that wouldn’t have fallen under Chevron

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    Artificial intelligence web crawlers are running amok (07/05/2024)

    Professor Colleen Chien discusses AI web crawlers on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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    Results from the First Field Study of AI for Legal Aid (06/11/2024)

    Professor Colleen Chien discusses her recent field study of generative artificial intelligence (AI) for legal aid.

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    Your online freedom is protected by net neutrality. Will the Supreme Court uphold it? (05/13/2024)

    Pocket-lint speaks with Tejas N. Narechania, Berkeley Law professor, faculty director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and former Special Counsel to the FCC to get a refresher on net neutrality, learn what the FCC’s decision means, and what could happen next.

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    AI Legal Tools Could Be Too Pricey For Those Most In Need (05/03/2024)

    “The promise of AI is that it can create a level playing field for everybody. But we can already see that, organically, legal aid attorneys aren’t going to necessarily have access to the most cutting-edge technologies,” Professor Colleen Chien told Law360. “There’s a risk that this community in particular will be underserved by AI.”

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    AI companies would have to cough up most precious asset under proposal from California lawmaker (04/09/2024)

    “Generally, the guilty party must pay for past harm and refrain from future harm,” in copyright cases said Colleen Chien, co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at Berkeley Law School, in an email. “In the algorithmic context, we have started to see some creative forms of ‘disgorgement remedies’ including destruction of the model or algorithm, retraining it without the infringing material, or some combination of both,” she said.

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    AI can narrow justice gap, but women lawyers slower to adopt it, Berkeley study shows (03/21/2024)

    AI can narrow justice gap, but women lawyers slower to adopt it found a Berkeley Law study co-authored by Professor Colleen Chien.

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    Opinion | It’s Time for the Government to Regulate AI. Here’s How. (01/15/2024)

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    An abused wife took on Tesla over tracking tech. She lost. (12/19/2023)

    “Stalkers always find a way to use location data, making this problem “totally foreseeable,” said Catherine Crump, a Berkeley Law School professor specializing in privacy issues involving technology. “It is disappointing that a company as sophisticated and well-resourced as Tesla doesn’t have better answers to this,” said Crump, who is also a former adviser to the White House Domestic Policy Council.