Current role: Keynote speaker
Mutale Nkonde is a researcher, writer and policy maker. She is currently the Executive Director of AI for the People a nonprofit that seeks to use popular culture to educate Black audiences about the social justice implications of the use of AI Technologies in public life. She is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Prior to this she was an AI Policy advisor and was part of a team that introduced the Algorithmic Accountability and Deep Fakes Accountability Acts to the US House of Representatives as well as the No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act. Her work sits at the intersection of race and technology and she is fascinated by how power is is taken or retained by communities through the design and deployment of technical systems.