Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford is a leading researcher and professor who has spent the last decade studying the social implications of data systems, machine learning and artificial intelligence. She is a Distinguished Research Professor at NYU and a Senior Principal Researcher at MSR-NYC. In 2020, she is the inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Kate is the co-founder of the AI Now Institute at New York University, the world's first university institute dedicated to researching the social implications of artificial intelligence and related technologies.

Her academic research has been published in journals such as Nature, New Media & Society, Science, Technology & Human Values and Information, Communication & Society. Beyond the academic side, Kate has also written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harpers’ Magazine, among others.

You can get in touch by emailing info [at] katecrawford [dot] net. There's also @katecrawford on Twitter. If you're so inclined, here's a PGP Key.


Excavating AI wins Ayrton Prize

Our multi-year research project, essay and app has been jointly awarded the Ayrton Prize from the British Society for the History of Science.


Stop facial recognition

My article in Nature on why we need to halt all use of facial recognition until it's strictly regulated.


Anatomy of AI acquired by MoMA

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!


Training Humans

A major exhibition on the politics of training images in AI was held at the Fondazione Prada Osservertario in Milan in 2019. It was a major collaboration with the artist Trevor Paglen.