Kate Crawford is a leading scholar of the social and political implications of artificial intelligence. Over her 20-year career, her work has focused on understanding large-scale data systems, machine learning and AI in the wider contexts of history, politics, labor, and the environment. She is a Research Professor of Communication and STS at USC Annenberg, a Senior Principal Researcher at MSR-NYC, and the inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, In 2021, she will be the Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and has been appointed an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney. She previously co-founded the AI Now Institute at New York University. Kate has advised policy makers in the United Nations, the Federal Trade Commission, the European Parliament, and the White House.
Her academic research has been published in journals such as Nature, New Media & Society, Science, Technology & Human Values and Information, Communication & Society. Beyond academic journals, Kate has also written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harpers’ Magazine, among others.
Kate's work also includes collaborative art projects and critical visual design. Her project Anatomy of an AI System with Vladan Joler — which maps the full lifecycle of the Amazon Echo — won the Beazley Design of the Year Award in 2019, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the V&A Museum in London. She also collaborated with the artist Trevor Paglen to produce Training Humans at Fondazione Prada's Osservatorio in Milan — the first major exhibition of the images used to train AI systems. Their investigative essay, Excavating.ai, won the Ayrton Prize from the British Society for the History of Science.
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Why Amazon's union vote is a harbinger for the future of work
My latest piece for Nature on the perils of automating emotion prediction
Our multi-year research project, essay and app has been jointly awarded the Ayrton Prize from the British Society for the History of Science.
We are very excited that this visualization of the full life cycle of an Amazon Echo is now acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York!