Kate Crawford is a widely published researcher, academic, and author who has spent over a decade studying large-scale data systems, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence. She is the co-founder and co-director of the AI Now Institute at NYU, which conducts research across computer science, social science, and law to address the social implications of AI. She is a Distinguished Research Professor at New York University, and a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York. In 2016 she co-chaired the Obama White House symposium on the socioeconomic implications of AI. She has published in academic journals such as Nature, New Media & Society, and Information, Communication & Society, and has written for the New York Times, Harpers’ Magazine, and the Washington Post. She has advised policy makers at the European Commission, the United Nations, the Federal Trade Commission, and the City of New York. In 2018 she was selected for a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin.
As of January 2019