Mutale Nkonde is an artificial intelligence policy analyst and a fellow at both the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab.
She is the founding president of AI For the People, a nonprofit that aims to “create the narratives needed to create an anti-racist technical future.”
Nkonde was part of the team that introduced the Algorithmic and Deep Fakes Accountability Acts as well as the No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act in the House of Representatives.
In an opinion piece for the Harvard Business Review, Nkonde argues that corporations should shoulder social responsibility for reducing race and gender bias in artificial intelligence.
She says she is currently working on a project that is looking at how black communities “will be impacted by disinformation during 2020.” She prepared a briefing sheet for journalists and spoke about the project on Sirius XM in February 2020.
Pronunciation: Mutale (Moo-TAH-lay) Nkonde (In-CON-day)
Areas of expertise: AI governance, race, technology
Location: New York
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