Eleanor Drage is a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Centre for the Future of Intelligence. Specialising in using feminist ideas to make AI better, she is the co-host of the Good Robot podcast which interviews top scholars and technologists about AI ethics.
Eleanor is a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Centre for the Future of Intelligence, and teaches AI professionals about AI ethics on a Masters course at Cambridge.
She specialises in using feminist ideas to make AI better and safer for everyone. She is currently running two projects helping AI ethics designers and project managers incorporate AI ethics and respond to new regulation, including the EU AI act.
She does lots of research work on 'scary' new tools and inequality in AI: she has spoken on Radio 3 about the UK government and Met Office's use of AI to track and shut down protests in the UK. Her work on AI-powered video hiring tools and gendered representations of AI scientists in film was covered by the BBC, Forbes, the Guardian and international news outlets.
Elanor is also the co-host of The Good Robot Podcast, where she interviews top scholars and technologists about AI ethics, and she is a TikToker for Carole Cadwalladr's group of investigative journalists, 'The Citizens'.
She is also an expert on women writers of speculative and science fiction from 1666 to the present - her book An Experience of the Impossible: The Planetary Humanism of European Women’s SF comes out this year.
She is the co-editor of The Good Robot: Feminist Voices on the Future of Technology, and Feminist AI: Critical Perspectives on Algorithms, Data and Intelligent Machines.
She has also presented findings to a range of audiences including the United Nations, NatWest, The Open Data Institute (ODI), the AI World Congress and the Institute of Science & Technology.
She began her career in financial technology, and co-founded a company selling Spanish ham online!
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