Carly Kind is the Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research and deliberative body with a mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society. A human rights lawyer and leading authority on the intersection of technology policy and human rights, Carly has advised industry, government and non-profit organisations on digital rights, privacy and data protection, and corporate accountability. She has worked with the European Commission, the Council of Europe, numerous UN bodies and a range of civil society organisations, and was formerly the Legal Director of Privacy International, an NGO dedicated to promoting data rights and governance.
Ada’s mission is to ensure that technological advancements lead to good societies in which progressive social values can flourish. We recognize the power asymmetries that exist in ethical and legal debates arising out of the advancement of emerging technologies, and aim to represent normal people in those debates. We focus not on the type of technology we want to build, but on the type of societies we want to build. Our core belief is that the benefits of emerging technologies must be equitably distributed and that technological advancements must enable progressive social values to flourish. Through research, policy and practice, we aim to ensure that transformative power of emerging technologies is used and harnessed in ways that maximise social wellbeing and which put technology at the service of humanity.