Madeleine Elish

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Cloud Responsible AI Lead

Madeleine, is a cultural anthropologist with a background in researching the social impacts of AI and automation on society. She joined Google as a senior research scientist, and now leads Cloud's Responsible AI work. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Machine Learning (FAccT). Previously, she led an AI research and policy team at Data & Society Research Institute, a think tank focused on the power and purpose of technology in society. Her work has been published and cited in scholarly journals as well as publications including The New York Times, Wired, and MIT Tech Review. She holds a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University and a Master of Science in comparative media studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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