Aubra Anthony leads the Strategy & Research team in USAID's Center for Digital Development within the Global Development Lab. Her team investigates the social, political, and ethical dimensions accompanying the introduction of emerging technologies in developing economies. Her portfolio within CDD has spanned Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Digital Identity, Open Data, the Data Revolution, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Aubra received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and worked in academic research in physics and cosmology before turning to technology policy as a Research Affiliate with the C.U. Boulder Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. She was a Hatfield Scholar with the Center for Democracy and Technology and a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow with USAID's Center for Data, Analysis & Research before joining the Center for Digital Development as Senior Data Advisor in 2015.
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