Frederike Kaltheuner

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Frederike is an independent expert and adviser on the intersection of emerging technology, policy, and rights. She also acts as Senior Lead on Europe and Global Governance for the AI Now Institute, a policy research think tank in New York.

Frederike has more than a decade of experience in shaping technology for the public interest, including as the founding Director of the European AI and Society Fund, the inaugural Director of the Technology and Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, Special Adviser for the Vice-President of the European Commission, and Director for Corporate Exploitation at Privacy International.

As a policy expert on emerging technology Frederike has been invited to give expert evidence in the EU parliament, the House of Lords, and the Belgian Federal Parliament. She regularly comments on emerging technologies in the international press. Her writing and commentary has appeared in The Guardian, Gizmodo, ZEIT Online and POLITICO Europe. She is also the co-author and editor of two books - one on data and justice (Nicolai Publishing, 2018, German) and on one one AI and hype (Fake AI, Meatspace Press 2021).