M-RCBG Senior Fellow-Led Study Group: John Fiske

Monday, April 10, 4:15-5:45, W-102 (Marc Heng Family Conference Room)

Join us for a thought-provoking interactive panel discussion on artificial intelligence, risk, and the cyberspace. We will delve into a range of topics connecting AI to the online world, including algorithmic bias, misinformation and disinformation, harassment and hate speech, and the impact of AI on privacy and data protection.

The discussion will be moderated bySacha Alanoca (HKS AI & Emerging Tech Caucus) andAlex Tsalidis (Student Leaders in AI Initiative, supported by the Berkman Klein Center).

John Fiske is the Director of Data Protection at Meta and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. His work at Meta revolves around a wide range of privacy-related issues, including monitoring and assessing future societal and systemic risks. While at M-RCBG, he is working on a risk framework for online identity assurance.

Dr. Rumman Chowdhury is the CEO and Founder of Parity Consulting and a Responsible AI Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center. Previously, she served as the Director of META (ML Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability) team at Twitter and Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence. Dr. Chowdhury is noted for pioneering sociotechnical solutions for ethical, explainable, and transparent AI.

This study group / discussion is open to all. Registration is not necessary.

M-RCBG welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs. To request accommodations or ask questions about access provided, please email: mrcbg@hks.harvard.edu

John Fiske head shot, light shirt, white backgroundJohn Fiske is Director of Data Protection at Meta, where he works on a wide range of privacy-related issues, such as fairness, transparency, adequacy of controls, governance and accountability, etc. He has spent his career in the technology sector, in a range of product management, consultative, operational and general management roles. Prior to joining Meta, John was a VP at SAP, focused on data management products, and served as COO for a global business unit. He has also worked for various telecom service providers (Comcast, Cable & Wireless, AOL) and consultancies (Gemini Consulting, CEB/Gartner). He has an A.B from Harvard in Sanskrit & Indian Studies and an MBA from INSEAD. He lives with his family in Arlington, Virginia. While an M-RCBG Senior Fellow, John will explore the tensions between online anonymity and identity authentication. He will be working on a framework for ‘fair identification’, which attempts to balance protections of online anonymity with privacy-protective identity authentication. John Fiske’s faculty sponsor is John Haigh, Co-Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. E-mail:jfiske@hks.harvard.edu