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10 Ai Ethics Experts Worth Following

Originally published by, we found this list of people in Ai and Ethics really useful when considering who is leading the conversation in ethics;

Zeynep Tufekci is a professor at UNC School of Information and Library Science, and writes a New York Times column. Read her MIT Tech Review article, How social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump.

Timnit Gebru earned her CS PhD at Stanford, just finished a postdoc at Microsoft Research, and is a founder of Black in AI. Read her paper Datasheets for Datasets.

Latanya Sweeney is a professor of Government and Technology at Harvard University, Editor-in-Chief of Technology Science, and Director of the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard. She was formerly CTO at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Watch her FATML Keynote, Saving Humanity.

Arvind Narayanan is a Princeton Computer Science Professor who studies digital privacy, infosec, cryptocurrencies & blockchains, AI ethics, and tech policy. Watch his FATML tutorial, 21 Definitions of Fairness.

Kate Crawford is co-founder of the AINowInstitute at NYU, a principal researcher at Microsoft, and distinguished research professor at NYU. Watch her talk Politics of AI.

Danah boyd is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder of Data & Society. Watch her Republica keynote, How an algorithmic world can be undermined.

Joy Buolamwini is founder of the Algorithmic Justice Leagueand just completed her PhD at MIT Media Lab. Read and watch her research on racial bias in computer vision at

Renee DiResta is Director of Research at New Knowledge, Head of Policy at nonprofit Data for Democracy, and has testified to Congress about computational propaganda and disinformation. She is a regular contributor at Wired. Read her article Up next: a better recommendation system.

Alvaro Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law. He was previously a senate staffer on issues of mobile location privacy, health data privacy, NSA transparency, and biometric privacy. Read his New York Times article, Why Silicon Valley Lobbyists Love Big, Broad Privacy Bills

Guillaume Chaslotis a former YouTube engineer, founder of AlgoTransparency, and worked with the WSJ and Guardian to investigate YouTube. Read his post on How Algorithms Can Learn to Discredit the Media.

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