Avriel Epps

AI Expert, Advocate 

Avriel Epps is a computational social scientist and PhD candidate at Harvard University, specializing in the impact of bias in predictive technologies on human development. With an M.S. in Data Science from Harvard, she is a Harvard Presidential Scholar and Ford Foundation predoctoral fellow as well as a fellow at the National Center on Race and Digital Justice. She also leads AI4Abolition, an organization dedicated to increasing AI literacy in marginalized communities, as its founding director. Avriel‘s research examines the nature of socio-algorithmic systems and their impact on marginalized individuals’ beliefs, behavior, and key developmental processes. Formerly a visiting researcher at Spotify and an ed-tech entrepreneur, she has published in both academic and popular publications, including The Atlantic, and is featured in the 2022 PBS documentary “TikTok, Boom.”

TOPICS: AI, Education