Mutale Nkonde

Mutale Nkonde
  • Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University
  • Founding CEO of AI for the People
  • Faculty Fellow (2020-2021)
  • “Facial Recognition Tool Kit: A Guide for Black and Other Advocates of Color”

Mutale Nkonde is an artificial intelligence policy analyst and founding CEO of AI for the People, a nonprofit creative agency that seeks to use journalism, television, music, and film to challenge the narratives around the assumed social neutrality of machine learning technologies. She is also the CEO and founder of Opps Management LLC, a management consulting agency that works with companies and nonprofits to help them reach their diversity and inclusion goals.

Nkonde is a Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University and at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University. She has also served as an AI Policy Advisor for the Office of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke where she was part of a team that introduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act, the Deep Fakes Accountability Act, and the No Biometric Barriers to Housing act to the U.S. House of Representatives. 

She began her career as a broadcast journalist and worked at the British Broadcasting Corporation where she produced long-form documentaries of Contemporary Black British culture for the News & Current Affairs unit.

Her research has been published in the Harvard Business Review, the Harvard African American Policy Journal, and by the Data & Society Research Institute.