Amid COVID-19’s outbreak, we’ve rapidly adjusted to virtual and online form of events!

Past Events

Exploring Privacy in Technology

September 28, 2020

A virtual fireside chat on privacy in technology as it relates to Harvard students and our current world, with Professor Jim Waldo and Professor Latanya Sweeney.

Imagining Change with AR/VR

August 6, 2020

A virtual roundtable discussion with MIT Media Lab researcher Arwa Michelle Mboya on the potential of using augmented and virtual reality technology (AR/VR) to ignite the imagination and spur social change in marginalized communities.

Combating Racism through Data-Driven Technology Panel

July 27, 2020

Tawana Petty is a mother, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet and author. She is intricately involved in water rights advocacy, data and digital privacy rights education and racial justice and equity work.

As Director of Research at Data for Black Lives, Jamelle Watson-Daniels is building a research strategy and agenda to uplift Black organizers/activists and establish a just standard for rigorous research development.

Mutale Nkonde is the founding CEO of AI For the People (AFP) a non profit communications agency. AFP’s mission is to eliminate the under-representation of black professionals in the American technology sector by 2030.

Evolution of CS50

April 23, 2020

A virtual roundtable discussion on CS50 and its evolution amid the changing technology landscape, with CS50’s Preceptor Brian Yu. Brian Yu is a Senior Preceptor at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education. He graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with a degree in computer science and linguistics. He currently works with the team at CS50, and focuses on teaching, curricular development, outreach, and software tools.

Towards More Equitable Clinical AI

April 15, 2020

A virtual roundtable discussion on mitigating bias in medical AI with MIT Clinical Machine Learning researcher (and Harvard College alum) Irene Chen, who works on unbiased ML approaches to improving healthcare delivery, and MIT CSAIL researcher Willie Boag, who has studied racial disparities in end of life care.

The Ethics of Biohacking

November 5, 2019

The hit Netflix documentary series “Unnatural Selection,” which followed two of the biohacker movement’s most prolific scientists, comes on the heels of years of sensationalist media coverage of biohackers and a rise in snake oil salespeople peddling their gene therapies and butter-mixed coffee online. Interest in biohacking has hit a fever pitch. Join MIT Media Lab bioethics researcher and journalist Alex Pearlman for a discussion about the motivations behind the biohacker movement, sometimes known as Community Bio or DIYbio, what’s real and what’s not, and how independent biologists could transform the health system in America.

The Age of Health AI – Potential Liabilities in Bias, Ethics, and Law

October 24, 2019

A roundtable dinner discussion Sara Gerke, Research Fellow in Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. The conversation was centered around the current landscape of the Health AI space.

A Roundtable Discussion with Harvard Humanist Chaplan and New York Times Best Seller Author Greg Epstein

May 2nd, 2019

Harvard Tech Review hosted a relaxed conversation about the ethics of technology over dinner with humanist chaplain and New York Times bestselling author Greg Epstein. We discussed the various ways technology has shaped our society from a religious and philosophical perspective, and how we as a society can better engage with technology.

Technology as Humanism: Rethinking the Age of AI with William Powers

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A dinner conversation with William Powers weighing our perception of technology as anti-human against its potential to enrich human life. We discussed Powers’ experience at the MIT Media Lab, morality and technology, and entrepreneurial approaches to humanistic technology

William Powers is a technologist at the MIT Media Lab, a former Washington Post staff writer, and the author of New York Times Best Seller Hamlet’s Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age, which explores philosophical solutions for the human downsides of the digital age.

Roundtable Discussion with Axios Business Editor Dan Primack

April 10, 2019

HTR and Axios came together for a discussion about Harvard undergraduate entrepreneurship, where Dan moderated a dialogue among students and alumni from the full spectrum of the campus startup scene. We discussed what Harvard undergrad entrepreneurs excel at, but also what is lacking in the startup scene and the broader effect that startup culture has on students.

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