I am a technology policy researcher with interest in transnational governance of artificial intelligence (AI), ethics of information and media economics. I look at the impact of digital technologies, especially AI, on societies from a human rights, openness, inclusive access and governance perspective.
My work with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Digital Innovation and Transformation section spans research, advocacy for human centered AI, policy advice and development of human and institutional capacity building programmes for the governance of digital technologies. Starting Fall 2020, I am teaching a course on Digital Government at Sciences Po, Paris. This course explores the discussions around government as a platform (GaaP) through a case study on Digital ID systems.
I have a Masters in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po, Paris, where I studied as a Charpak Scholar and graduated summa cum laude. But much before that I loved building race cars as a mechanical engineer.
In the past, I have worked for a Member of Parliament in India, consulted for the City Government of Vancouver, REN21, Paris and founded a multilingual education start-up that published a book in Madia Gond. My writings have been published in natural and social science journals and have appeared on media platforms including The Economic and Political Weekly, The Wire, HuffPost, India Spend, Business Standard, The Quint and Scroll.
Capacity and Policy Building Advice
AI Capacity Building Needs Assessment
Survey for Governments in Africa
UNESCO launches AI capacity building needs assessment survey for Africa
Designed within the framework of the ‘United Nations system-wide strategic approach and road map for supporting capacity development on artificial intelligence’.
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