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Kate Crawford is a widely-published researcher who studies the social implications of data systems, machine learning, and AI. She has worked at several leading universities around the world, and has spent the last five years at Microsoft Research, where her research is helping shape a new field of the social impacts of AI. She is a ​Visiting Professor at MIT’s Center for Civic Media, a Senior Fellow at the NYU Information Law Institute, and an Honorary Professor at the University of New South Wales. In 2016, she co-chaired the Obama White House symposium AI Now on the social and economic implications of AI in the coming decade, and she has advised policy makers in the Federal Trade Commission, the United Nations, the European Union and the City of New York. Kate is a member of the World Economic Forum’s AI and Robotics Future Council, and the chair of WEF’s Network on “AI, IoT, and The Future of Trust.” She helped establish the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Ethics (FATE) group at Microsoft Research, and she is a co-founder of the AI Now Initiative. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, ​The Atlantic, and ​Harper’s Magazine, as well as in journals like Nature, New Media & Society, and Science, Technology & Human Values. You can see her full list of publications at http://www.katecrawford.net/

 

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