Carla Hustedt

PositionProject Lead AI, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Carla Hustedt leads the Ethics of Algorithms project of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Europe’s largest operational think tank. Together with partners from diverse disciplines and sectors, Carla and her team are conducting research on the societal consequences of algorithmic decision-making while also working on practical solutions for putting machines in the service of humankind. In 2019, Carla coordinated the development of the Algo.Rules, a set of 9 principles for the ethical development of algorithmic decision-making systems. She also consulted the German parliament’s AI Enquete Commission on the issue of AI transparency. Previously Carla founded the German-Ghanaian human rights NGO “Boa Nnipa,” managed the office of a German Member of Parliament, and consulted international clients from the technology sector on their public affairs strategies. Carla holds a Master in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance and a Master in Public Administration from the London School of Economics, with a focus on e-governance and behavioral economics. In 2019, she was a finalist in the category “Science” at the Digital Female Leader Award, and has been named the German representative on the 2020 list “100 brilliant women in AI Ethics” by Lighthouse. Carla is also the German Chapter Lead of the Diversity in AI Ethics Initiative.

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