Nkonde conducts qualitative research on the impact AI Technologies have on Black communities.
Advancing Racial Literacy in Tech May 2019
While working as an AI Policy advisor Nkonde was involved in the introduction of the following bills to the House of Representatives:
Algorithmic Accountability Act, 2019
Deep Fakes Accountability Act, 2019t
No Biometric Barriers in Housing Act, 2019
These were the outputs of her Data & Society Fellowship Program
She writes widely on race and AI. You can find her work in the following outlets.
Mutale Nkonde is the Founding Executive Director of AI For the People (AIFTP) a non-profit that uses popular culture to educate Black communities about the civil rights implications of the integration of AI systems into public life.
Prior to this, she worked in AI Governance and was part of the team that introduced the Algorithmic and Deep Fakes Algorithmic Acts, as well as the No Biometric Barriers in Housing Act. She is currently a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet & Society at Harvard University.
She speaks about
Black communities and online disinformation
The use of culture to spread messages about AI/Social Justice
Nkonde’s work is also cited in Academic literature
Nature August 2019
Please the following attribution when quoting Mutale Nkonde in the press
Mutale Nkonde, Executive Director AI for the People & fellow Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University
WANT TO SEE HER PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS?
Ms. Nkonde is a seasoned speaker and discusses AI, Race and Governance across the globe:
2nd Researching Algorithmic Decision-Making Systems, Berlin, Germany
7th CUNY Graduate Center, New York City
18th Privacy and the Census, Brooklyn, New York
18th Decoded Future Conference New York City
29th University of Washington, Seattle, WA
31st AI and Education University Pennsylvania, PA
2nd Blackish in 2020 Launch, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
5th MIT Documentary Lab, Cambridge, MA
28th - 1st AI Radical Futures, Keynote A More Just Technology, Hamburg, Germany
10th Oxford University, Essex College, United Kingdom
Black Enterprise Women of Power Conference, Las Vegas, NV
17th Information Architecture Conference, Key Note, New Orleans, LA
8th University of California at Irvine, Los Angeles, CA