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Events of interest to the Cyber Initiative community

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Cyber Initiative and Related events:

-Attention Stanford faculty and researchers: the Cyber Initiative's 2018 RFP has been released, and we are accepting proposals for research projects from the University community that address computer security policy, securing online financial systems, and preserving shared norms and democracy on the internet. For more details on the proposal process, please visit our website: description of previously funded proposals can be found at
-Cyber Initiative grantee Mitchell Stevens and a consortium of researchers interested in privacy and student data in academia have produced a report on the responsible use of student data in higher education. Read it here:
Cyber Initiative RFP Interest Events -Thursday May 24th, 5pm, in Shriram 366 (Science & Engineering Quad, 3rd floor), or Tuesday May 29th, 12pm in the William J Perry Conference Room (2nd floor, central wing) in Encina Hall
At these interest meetings, you can discuss research topics with Initiative leadership and meet potential collaborators. Please RSVP to to attend either event, or for further discussion about how your proposal idea might fit into one of the above focus areas. The full RFP text is available at Stanford community only, please; proposals are limited to Stanford faculty and researchers.
Cambridge Analytica, Data Misuse, and Platform Responsibility - May 24, 12:50pm - 2:00pm, Room 280B, Stanford Law School  
RSVP IS REQUIRED for this free event:
When you give sites and services information about yourself, where does it go? Who else will get hold of it, and what will they use it for? The recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica's acquisition of data about tens of millions of Facebook users without their knowledge or consent have prompted renewed interest in how data about us gets shared, sold, used, and misused -- well beyond what we ever expected. Join us for a SLATA/CIS lunchtime conversation with three experts from Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society as we discuss the legal and policy implications of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and responses from Congress and courts. How can we prevent this from happening again? What new problems might we create through poorly-crafted legal responses? Panelists: Daphne Keller: Director of Intermediary Liability, Stanford CIS; Jen King: Director of Consumer Privacy, Stanford CIS; Riana Pfefferkorn: Cryptography Fellow, Stanford CIS
This event is co-hosted by SLATA and the Center for Internet and Society.
The Data Privacy Shake-Up - May 31, 5:30-7:00 pm, Room 290, Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
As more data becomes digitized, and consumers increasingly share personal and sensitive information with devices and apps, concerns around data privacy are taking on greater importance. These concerns are fueled by recent high-profile data misuse scandals that have thrust the data gathering and privacy policies of companies into the spotlight. Join us for a discussion of data privacy on both sides of the pond, from the future of data privacy regulation in the US to the recent introduction of the GDPR with its extraterritorial effect and high maximum penalties, and the ripple effect of trends across the globe. This session, the Fifth Annual Kirkland & Ellis Law Forum, will bring together leading in-house attorneys, private practitioners and academics to discuss their views on the shifting sands of the data privacy landscape.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended:
Human-Centered AI:  Rebuilding Trust, Democracy & Human Rights by Design - June 11th, 11am - 6pm, Stanford University
Join Stanford GDPi and XPRIZE for a series of cross-sector conversations aimed at developing policy, product and action plans to build trust, democracy and human rights by design in artificial intelligence. For more information and to apply to attend, please see
AI in Medicine: Inclusion and Equity (AiMIE) 2018 - August 22, 2018 
The AiMIE (Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Inclusion & Equity) Symposium recognizes and seeks to explore how AI and tech can help address the deeper problems of access and inequity in healthcare. The Stanford Presence Center is grateful for funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and our partnerships with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). Engaging physicians, scientists, public health professionals, humanists, ethicists, technologists, policy leaders, activists, legal professionals, non-profits, funders, patients, and the larger community, we plan to focus on the hope, the hype, the promise, the peril of AI in Medicine, with a specific focus on equity and inclusion. Topics will include (but are not limited to): demystifying the ABCs of AI and ML (machine learning); the current realities of poverty in America; the need and importance of improving the evidence base through data diversity; neutralizing the algorithmic bias and related problems; the barriers and challenges; the possible power of AI/Machine Learning in Medicine.
Register here:
A Call for Ideas to Curb the Spread of Misinformation - What makes misinformation such an urgent problem today is its ability to spread rapidly and pervasively, via social media, online publishing and the 24-hour news cycle. Misinformation goes viral fast—false stories spread significantly farther, faster and deeper than true stories in social media, according to new research. Much attention has been paid to the volume and sources of misinformation, but less well explored are the human behaviors, motivations and decisions that drive the sharing of misinformation. Today, the Rita Allen Foundation and RTI International are launching a call for ideas to curb the spread of misinformation. The call seeks interventions focused on reducing behaviors that lead to the spread of misinformation or encouraging behaviors that can lead to the minimization of its influence. Proposals for interventions with technological, educational and/or community-based components are encouraged, and projects involving science communication, public health and diverse populations are of special interest. Submissions are due May 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. PDT, and will be judged through a blind review process by a diverse committee of expert judges. 

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