Mutale Nkonde (she/her/hers)

"Black people use AI in their everyday lives. However very few us know these systems can express anti-Black racism"

~ Mutale Nkonde

Mutale Nkonde, is pursuing a PhD at Cambridge University where she is a Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholar. And studying how large language models become encoded with of meanings of race.

As well as the CEO of AI for the People, and much sought after media commentator and speaker.AI for the People is a public sector Responsible AI Team that focuses on product policy.

Nkonde started advising Congress in 2019 when AI for the People led the advocacy for the introduction of the Algorithmic Accountability Act to the US House of Representatives. In 2023 she took part in one of Senator Schumer's AI Insight Panels. Then in 2024 she is one of civil society leaders helping the Congressional Black Caucus develop their AI Policy platform.

She has a BSc. (Hons) in Sociology from Leeds Metropolitan University, a Masters Degree in American Studies from Columbia University. As well as being a Visiting Policy fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute.