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Natali Helberger

Natali Helberger

University Professor of Law and Digital Technology, University of Amsterdam

Natali Helberger is a member of the RISJ Advisory Board.

Natali is University Professor of Law and Digital Technology, with a Special Focus on AI, at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and affiliated with the Institute for Information Law, IVIR. In her role as University Professor, Helberger stimulates and conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface between law, technology, humanities and social sciences, and thereby play an integrating role between different faculties. One of her main concerns over the past five years has been how digitisation, algorithms and AI are transforming the media and its implications for public values, diversity in the media landscape and the media’s democratic role.

Awarded an ERC grant to pursue these questions, she is currently leading a team of data scientists, journalism, communication and legal scholars to study the individual, societal and legal implications of algorithmic news recommendations. She is co-founder and leader of two interdisciplinary Research Priority Areas on the social implications of AI at the UvA, one of the leaders of the Citizenship & Democracy track of the VSNU Digital Society Initiative, Steering Committee Member of the NWA Responsible Innovation with Data program line, ERC and Veni laureate, appointed member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) and the Royal Netherlands Academic of Science (KNAW) and member of the Council of Europe Expert Committee on AI and Human Rights.