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Steph Hare

Steph Hare

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Influential researcher and broadcaster in technology, politics and history.

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Stephanie Hare is a researcher focused on technology, politics and history. Selected for the Foreign Policy Interrupted fellowship and the BBC Expert Women programme, she shares insights on television and radio and has published in the Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, Project Syndicate, the Herald, CNN and the Guardian. Previously she has worked as a principal director at Accenture Research, a strategist at Palantir, a senior analyst at Oxford Analytica, and a consultant at Accenture. She has held the Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship at St Antony’s College, Oxford, has a PhD and MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biography:

Dr Stephanie Hare is a researcher and broadcaster working across technology, politics and history. She is publishing her first book on technology ethics at the end of 2019. Selected for the BBC Expert Women programme and the Foreign Policy interrupted Fellowship, Stephanie frequently shares insights on television and radio and through her regular workplace letter for the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4's Business Daily. Previously she worked as a Principal Director at Accenture Research, a strategist at Palantir, a Senior Analyst at Oxford Analytica, and a consultant at Accenture. She held the Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship at St Antony's College, Oxford after earning a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), MSc in Theory and History of International Relations and a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences (French) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work can be found at harebrain.co.

On AI and Ethics, Hare has recently written about the challenges posed by the implementation of biometric systems and automated-decision making for the BBC and Project Syndicate. Hare spoke about approaches that could be used to better engage ethical frameworks in the deployment and design of emerging technologies. She emphasized the complexity of current data-driven systems and the challenges they can pose for politics and society. How can ethical frameworks be deployed across a diverse range of stakeholders? Are ethical codes of conducts for technologists going to save us, or will regulation be required? Hare made a compelling case that ethical frameworks for technology are an essential part of the design process, and should be applied through closer collaboration and conversation across disciplines.

Fluent in French as well as English, Stephanie will consider well aligned keynotes, after dinner, Q&A, roundtable discussions and panel debates.

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