We are pleased to announce two new Founding Members have accepted our invitation, bringing diverse expertise that will broaden the range of our expert community.
Keith Barrows, J.D., Ed.D, is a Senior Advisor for The Future Society, a nonprofit think-and-do tank which advances the global governance of Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies. He brings to AI&F a knowledge of entities engaged in AI governance on a global scale, as well as over 20 years of non-profit leadership, fundraising, education, and legal experience in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Lycoming College, a law degree, cum laude, from Widener Law Commonwealth, and a Doctor of Education degree, with High Distinction, from Liberty University.
Emily Wenger is pursuing a PhD in computer science at the University of Chicago where she is especially interested in the intersection of machine learning and privacy. Emily works in the SAND (Security, Algorithms, Network, and Data) Lab at UChicago where her research explores the limitations, vulnerabilities, and privacy implications of neural networks. Emily was an integral part of a project at UChicago recently featured in the New York Times called Fawkes: Protecting Personal Privacy against Unauthorized Deep Learning Models, concerning software intended to shield online photographs from data scraping. Following her graduation from Wheaton College with a degree in mathematics and physics, Emily worked for two years as a mathematician at the US Department of Defense before starting her PhD studies in 2018. Emily is excited to develop further connections with both academic and industry AI researchers who are people of faith interested and engaged with the ethical opportunities and challenges posed by artificial intelligence.