Kate Crawford

Author, Atlas of AI: Power, Politics and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence

About Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford is a leading scholar of the social and political implications of artificial intelligence. Her latest book is Atlas of AI: Power, Politics and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence (Yale University Press, 2021), The book has been described as "trenchant" by the New York Review of Books, “a fascinating history of data” by the New Yorker and a “timely and urgent contribution” by Science. Crawford is a Research Professor at USC Annenberg, a senior principal researcher at MSR-NYC, an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, and the inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Her academic research has been published in journals such as New Media & Society; Science, Technology & Human Values; Information, Communication & Society; and Nature. Crawford’s work also includes collaborative projects and visual investigations. Her project Anatomy of an AI System with Vladan Joler — which maps the full lifecycle of the Amazon Echo — won the Beazley Design of the Year Award in 2019, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the V&A Museum in London. Her collaboration with the artist Trevor Paglen, "Excavating AI," won the Ayrton Prize from the British Society for the History of Science.

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