Verity Harding

Verity Harding | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Verity Harding | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Co-Founder Of Multiple Leading AI Ethics Organisations
London
Gain valuable insights on technology policy and AI ethics with Verity Harding, speaker and globally recognized authority in artificial intelligence and public policy, as well as Director of the AI & Geopolitics Project at Cambridge University.

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AI Ethics and Technology Policy: Insights from a Global Authority

Verity Harding, globally recognized authority in AI and public policy, delivers captivating keynote talks on technology policy and AI ethics. With her extensive experience at Alphabet and as DeepMind's first Global Head of Public Policy, she offers valuable insights at prestigious events and institutions worldwide.

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Verity Harding | Speaker Biography

Verity Harding is a globally recognized authority in artificial intelligence and public policy, with a particular interest in the governance of emerging technologies. She is Director of the AI & Geopolitics Project at Cambridge University's Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Founder of technology consultancy firm Formation Advisory Ltd, and was named one of TIME100's Most Influential People in AI. Harding works at the intersection of technology, business and democracy. She spent a decade in influential roles at Alphabet, notably as DeepMind's first Global Head of Public Policy where she co-founded its research and ethics unit, DeepMind Ethics & Society, in 2017, as well as the independent multi-stakeholder organisation, the Partnership on AI. Between 2018-19, Harding formed part of the OECD's Network of A.I. Experts, contributing to the development of the first set of A.I. principles that gained G20 approval. Prior to this, she held prominent positions at Google, serving as the Head of Security Policy in Europe, where she covered issues such as online extremism and encryption, Before stepping into the tech industry, Harding served the British government as a Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Sir Nick Clegg, where she worked on a number of issues ranging from digital rights and privacy to equal marriage rights. Harding received a First Class degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford and was a Michael Von Clemm Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School for Arts & Sciences. In her spare time, Harding serves on the Cabinet Office Digital Advisory Board, a group of independent experts recruited to provide insight on digital, data, and technology to the UK government. Previously, Harding was Director of the Royal Academy of Arts and Chair of the Board for Girls Who Code UK. As an acclaimed speaker, Harding is frequently invited to share her insights on technology policy and A.I. ethics. Her speaking engagements span prestigious events and institutions, including the G7, the European Parliament, London City Hall, and Houses of Parliament. She has also hosted many of her own events exploring the opportunities and challenges at the cutting edge of technology. As recognised by TIME magazine, she has been an influential voice in AI policy for longer than most.

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