Carla Hustedt

Project Lead “Ethics of Algorithms”

Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany

Carla Hustedt leads the Ethics of Algorithms project of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Europe’s largest operational Think-Tank. Together with partners from diverse disciplines and sectors she and her team are conducting research on the societal consequences of algorithmic decision-making while also working on practical solutions for putting machines in the service of humankind. In 2019 Carla coordinated the development of the Algo.Rules, a set of 9 principles for the ethical development of algorithmic decision-making systems. She also consulted the German parliament’s AI Enquete Commission on the issue of AI-Transparency. Previously Carla founded the German-Ghanaian human rights NGO “Boa Nnipa”, managed the office of a German MP and consulted international clients from the technology sector on their public affairs strategies. Carla holds a Master in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance and a Master in Public Administration from the London School of Economics, with a focus on e-governance and behavioural economics. In 2019 Carla was a finalists in the category „Science” at the Digital Female Leader Award and has been named the German representative on the 2020 list “100 brilliant women in AI Ethics” by Lighthouse.