Kate Crawford

Principal Researcher
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Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York City, a Visiting Professor at MIT's Center for Civic Media, and a Senior Fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute. Her research addresses the social impacts of big data, and she's currently writing a new book on data and power with Yale University Press. She is on the advisory boards of the Information Program at George Soros' Open Society Foundation, The New Museum's art and technology incubator NEW INC, and several academic journals including Big Data and Society. In 2013, she was a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio fellow, where she worked on issues to do with big data, ethics and communities. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Data for Development, and a co-director of the Council for Big Data, Ethics & Society. Apart from the academic stuff, Kate has also written for The Atlantic, The New York Times andThe New Inquiry.


ROCKS, FACES, FLESH: A Political Ecology of AI

Kate Crawford

The talk looks at how AI has become the extractive industry of the 21st century. It will explore the impacts of large-scale computation on the environment, personal data, and human labor globally and will map the planetary costs of AI that are usually hidden from public view. 
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