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Short Bio

Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab and CITRIS Tech for Social Good Program at UC Berkeley and a Fellow at the World Economic Forum. Brandie researches human rights at the intersection of law, policy, and emerging technologies. Her current research focuses on human rights impacts of AI-enabled decision-making, addressing issues of fairness, accountability, and appropriate governance mechanisms. She investigates how information and communication technologies (ICTs) impact civic participation, governance and accountability, and economic and social development. She received the 2015 IEEE Global Humanitarian Tech Best Paper Award for development of an open source platform that applies statistical models and collaborative filtering to streamline public feedback on complex societal issues. She was named a 2018 RightsCon Young Leader in Human Rights in Tech and her research has been featured in the BBC News, PC Mag, Mashable, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Her op-eds and research publications are available at https://nonnecke.com/

Long Bio

Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab and CITRIS Tech for Social Good Program at UC Berkeley and a Fellow at the World Economic Forum. Brandie has expertise in information and communication technology (ICT) policy and internet governance. She studies human rights at the intersection of law, policy, and emerging technologies with her current work focusing on issues of fairness and accountability in AI. She’s published research on policy considerations in AI-enabled decision-making for public service provision and ways AI can enhance and augment human labor rather than replace it, especially for aging populations and individuals with disabilities.

She also studies and builds platforms to support on civic participation, governance and accountability, and economic and social development. She received the 2015 IEEE Global Humanitarian Tech Best Paper Award for her work developing an open source platform that streamlines public feedback on complex societal issues. She was named a 2018 RightsCon Young Leader in Human Rights in Tech and her research has been featured in BBC News, PC Mag, Mashable, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Her op-eds and research are available at https://nonnecke.com/

 

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