Topics: Science and Technology
Social Change
Regional focus: Europe
North America
Origin: Australia
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Kate Crawford is a Distinguished Research Professor at New York University, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York, and a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab.

Crawford has spent 10 years studying the social impacts of large-scale data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. In 2017, she founded the interdisciplinary research institute AI Now Institute at NYU, which she co-directs with Meredith Whittaker. In 2016, she co-chaired the White House symposium on the social and economic implications of artificial intelligence in the next decade.

She is widely published in academic journals such as Nature, New Media & Society and Science, Technology & Human Values, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, as well as Harpers’ Magazine, among others.

Last updated: 2018