Kate Crawford

Principal Researcher

Microsoft Research NYC

Kate Crawford is Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research NYC, a Visiting Professor at MIT's Center for Civic Media, and a Senior Fellow with NYU's Information Law Institute and an Honorary Professor at UNSW. Her research focuses on the social and ethical implications of machine learning and AI, with recent publications addressing data discrimination, workplace health data, automation and algorithmic accountability, and the history of ethics review.

Her research has been published in New Media & Society, Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, Big Data & Society, and Science, Technology and Human Values. She has also been published in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and New Inquiry. She is a co-founder of the Society, Ethics & AI at Microsoft (SEA) and a co-PI of the NSF’s Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society.

She is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Data for Development, and the UN's Thematic Network on Data for Sustainable Development. She is currently completing a book on data, ethics and power for Yale University Press.