Rashida Richardson AI Now
Rashida Richardson is the Director of Policy Research at AI Now, a research institute examining the social implications of artificial intelligence. At AI Now, she designs, implements, and coordinates research strategy and initiatives on the topics of law, policy, and civil rights. Prior to AI Now Richardson worked as Legislative Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), the New York state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she led the organization’s work on privacy, technology, surveillance, and education issues. Prior to the NYCLU, she was a staff attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy, where she worked on a wide-range of HIV-related legal and policy issues nationally, and she previously worked at Facebook Inc. and HIP Investor in San Francisco. Richardson currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project and the Board of Directors of the College & Community Fellowship. She received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University.