Krystal Jackson

Visiting Junior Fellow Print Bio

Krystal Jackson was a Visiting Junior Fellow, through Open Philanthropy’s Tech Policy Fellowship, at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), where she works on the CyberAI Project. Prior to joining CSET, she was a Public Interest Technology Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University and a Youth Organizing Fellow with Americans United. Her research interests include the impact and future direction of weaponized AI, governance strategies for reducing the risk from advanced technologies, ethics of technology, and methods for value-sensitive design. Krystal holds a M.S. in Information Security Policy & Management and a B.A. in Ethics, History, & Public Policy, both from Carnegie Mellon University.

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