Mutale Nkonde
Published February 10, 2020
Updated April 2, 2021

Mutale Nkonde is an artificial intelligence policy analyst and a fellow at both the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab.

She is the founding president of AI For the People, a nonprofit that aims to “create the narratives needed to create an anti-racist technical future.”

Nkonde was part of the team that introduced the Algorithmic and Deep Fakes Accountability Acts as well as the No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act in the House of Representatives. 

Nkonde started her career as a broadcast journalist and worked at the BBC, CNN and ABC. She’s been interviewed by Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal and MIT Technology Review.

In an opinion piece for the Harvard Business Review, Nkonde argued that corporations should shoulder social responsibility for reducing race and gender bias in artificial intelligence. 

Pronunciation: Mutale (Moo-TAH-lay) Nkonde (In-CON-day)

Expertise: AI governance, race, technology 

Location: New York, N.Y.

Email: mnkonde@law.harvard.edu


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