Are humans really the best role models for a robot?

Harvard's AI+Art project aims to get people thinking about how artificial intelligence may impact our lives in the future.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 4, 2020 ~12 min

science-technology artificial-intelligence art harvard-law-school humanities berkman-klein-center-for-internet-and-society jonathan-zittrain metalabatharvard sarah-newman

Food summit examines sustainability, health, and justice

According to a summit on food production, diet, and sustainability, humanity needs to refocus on a diet that encompasses sustainability and social justice.

Clea Simon • harvard
Feb. 20, 2020 ~6 min

 science-technology  climate-change  obesity  food  environments-sustainability  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  walter-willett  harvard-forest  inc  fisheries  global-warming  harvard-law-school  all-aces  american-farmland-trust  and-forests  atyia-martin  enviroment  farms  food-pyramid  food-solutions-new-england  harvard-pilgrim-healthcare-foundation  kennedy-school-of-government  naima-penniman  planetary-health-diet  soul-fire-farm  university-of-massachusetts-club

In soda tax fight, experts hear echoes of tobacco battles

Taxes on sugary drinks are potentially effective tools to fight the obesity epidemic and advocates are drawing lessons from the long battle against tobacco as they plot what they know will be a tough road ahead.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 18, 2020 ~5 min

 biotechnology  diabetes  obesity  basic-research  health-medicine  alvin-powell  sugar-sweetened-beverages  petrie-flom-center-for-health-law-policy  harvard-law-school  and-bioethics-emily-broad-leib  carmel-shachar  harvard-medical-school-center-for-bioethics  soda  soda-tax  steven-gortmaker

Bauhaus exhibit showcases influential art movement as it celebrates centennial

Walter Gropius, who would become a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, founded the Bauhaus movement in Germany and ensured that much of its output would have a final home at the University. An exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums features that material.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Feb. 7, 2019 ~14 min

 arts-humanities  harvard-graduate-school-of-design  harvard-art-museums  colleen-walsh  harvard-law-school  walter-gropius