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Kate Crawford is a Distinguished Research Professor at NYU and a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, and she is a leading scholar of the social implications of data systems, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Her recent research publications address data discrimination and artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and due process, and algorithmic accountability. In 2016, she co-chaired the Obama White House symposium on the social and economic implications of artificial intelligence. She is Chair of the World Economic Forum Network on AI and IoT, and she was recently awarded a Richard von Weizsaecker Fellowship. She is widely published in academic journals such as Nature, New Media & Society, and Information, Communication & Society, and she has written for The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She is also a Visiting Professor at the MIT Center for Civic Media, and an Honorary Professor at the University of New South Wales. She is currently writing a new book for Yale University Press.