Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is the founding director of the CITRIS Policy Lab at UC Berkeley where she supports interdisciplinary technology policy research and engagement in the interest of society.

With expertise at the intersection of human rights and technology, Brandie provides thought-provoking presentations on societal impacts of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, IoT, digital ID systems, platforms, and democratic innovations and appropriate strategies to ensure the future of tech benefits all.

Media Interviews & Coverage

Tarantola, A. (May 3, 2021). How social media recommendation algorithms help spread hate. Engadget.

Tarantola, A. (April 30, 2021). The EU’s proposed AI laws would regulate robot surgeons but not the military. Engadget.

Fancher, L. (8 Jan., 2020). Researchers Into ‘Deepfakes’ Highlight Failings of New California Legislation. East Bay Express.

NPR. (20 Nov., 2019). Unprecedented: The right to offend. 1A.

Vanian, J. (13 Aug., 2019). How state politics is playing a huge role in artificial intelligence: Eye on A.I. Fortune.

Kinstler, L. (17 May, 2019). Big tech firms are racing to track climate refugees: Facebook, Palantir, Microsoft, and more see big money in migration caused by global warming and they’re betting on everything from biometrics to blockchain. MIT Technology Review.

Lytvynenko, J. (17 May, 2019). Misinformation is spreading about the Alabama abortion ban. Here’s what’s real and what’s false. Buzzfeed News.

Silverman, C. & Lytvynenko, J. (7 May, 2019). Vulnerable groups could be targeted and silenced online ahead of 2020 election, researchers warn. Buzzfeed News.

Lee, D. (15 February 2019). Researchers create ‘malicious’ writing AI. BBC News.

Lee, D. (26 September 2018). Facebook hate speech glitch investigated by firm. BBC News.

Lee, D. (15 May 2018). Facebook details scale of abuse on its site. BBC News.

Stuart, S.C. (18 December 2017). Disaster recovery goes high tech. PC Mag

Hinchliffe, E. (7 October 2017). Why everyone is so convinced Facebook is spying on their conversations. Mashable.

Public Speaking