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Mutale Nkonde - Community Advisory Board Member

Mutale Nkonde is the Founder/Executive Director of AI For the People, a non profit that seeks to educate Black communities about AI and social justice through popular culture, and a 2019/2020 fellow at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University.  

Prior to this she acted as a tech policy expert for Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. During her tenure she was the legislative lead for the Algorithmic and Deep Fakes Accountability Acts. However she found it difficult to move the legislation and so decided to look for new ways to influence AI policy.

She started her tech career in 2013 as a community coding advocate, a position that led her working opposite the Google External Relations team and writes on AI, Policy and Race.  As well as contributing to pieces in the MIT Tech Review, Zora, Venturebeat, One Zero and Fast Company.