Emerging Policy Approaches to AI Adoption

Rashida Richardson, AI Now Institute

Rashida Richardson examines who is responsible for ensuring that emerging technologies are not discriminatory.

Rashida Richardson, Director of Policy Research, AI Now Institute

Rashida Richardson designs, implements, and coordinates AI Now’s research strategy and initiatives on the topics of law, policy, and civil rights. Rashida joined AI Now after working as legislative counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), the New York state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she led the organization’s work on privacy, technology, surveillance, and education issues. Previously, she was a staff attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy, where she worked on a wide range of HIV-related legal and policy issues nationally, and she also worked at Facebook and HIP Investor in San Francisco. Rashida currently serves on the advisory board of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project and the board of directors of the College & Community Fellowship. She received her BA with honors in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and her JD from Northeastern University School of Law.


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