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Meredith Whittaker

New York University

Meredith Whittaker is a Distinguished Research Scientist at New York University (NYU). With more than a decade’s experience in industry, she has also worked extensively on matters of privacy and security, advising institutions such as the White House, the European Parliament and many other governments and civil society organisations on both policy direction and technical implementation. Meredith is the co-founder and co-director of the AI Now Institute at NYU, which investigates the political and ethical impact of artificial intelligence on society. Meredith is vocal about the ethical dangers of AI and was part of the recent movement that called for Google to rethink their AI ethics council.

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Up to 20 scientists and leading experts from all over the world and a wide range of disciplines are invited to share insights into their future-changing work at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, in front of 700 international guests. In an inspiring, information-packed 15 minutes each, speakers present the core of their breakthroughs – which walls are they helping to tear down and how will it transform our lives?

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