Project Manager AI and Foreign Policy
Kate Saslow is the project manager for the topic “Artificial Intelligence and Foreign Policy,” which looks at AI and specifically machine learning (ML) technologies and their impacts on various aspects of foreign policy. Specific focal points include: how AI technologies affect international economic and trade dynamics; how policymakers are trying to develop ethical, or human-rights based frameworks for increasingly globalized AI technologies; or how the diverse AI initiatives from all around the world can be analyzed in order to best understand not only Europe’s position in global AI dynamics, but also to understand what AI governance means and how it affects international affairs. In addition to this work, Kate is also an expert on the “machine learning and information security” working group as part of the Transatlantic Cyber Forum at the SNV. As part of her role, Kate has facilitated workshops on different themes relating to AI policy with the Federal Foreign Office and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), among others, and has been invited to numerous roundtable discussions with members of German, European, and United States government.
Kate holds a Master of International Affairs degree from the Hertie School, a public policy university in Berlin. Here she specialized in topics of digitalization, economic development, and governance, and concluded her studies with a capstone thesis on artificial intelligence and gender inequality in the United States labor economy. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.