Kirsten Rulf is currently a Research Associate at the Autonomous Vehicles Policy Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Fellow for Artificial Intelligence, its Governance and Ethics at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center.
For her capstone project Kirsten coded two machine learning algorithms that assessed a data set of more than 100,000 Autonomous Vehicles industry patents. She computed and visualized previously inaccessible data on inventor networks, economic value of inventions, and timelines from invention of a AV or AV components to the time the technology reached the street.
At the Berkman Klein Center, Kirsten Rulf researches and writes about compliance systems for commercial AI, and about algorithmic bias and transparency.
Prior to this work, she graduated as a McCloy fellow with a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2017 and spent 10 years live on air as a political news and technology correspondent for ARD German national TV and for the BBC.