Flynn Coleman

Friday, August 14, 2020
10:45am EDT

Location CHQ Assembly Video Platform

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"The Human Algorithm"

Flynn Coleman is a writer, international human rights attorney, professor, and social innovator who has worked with the United Nations, the United States federal government, and international corporations and human rights organizations around the world. Her book, A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Who We Are, is a groundbreaking narrative on the urgency of ethically designed AI and a guidebook to reimagining life in the era of intelligent technology. In closing a week on “The Science of Us,” Coleman will discuss her book and examine the immense impact intelligent technology will have on humanity and how we can thrive as we move into our brave new world. 

Coleman has written extensively on issues of global citizenship, the future of work and purpose, emerging technologies, political reconciliation, war crimes, genocide, human and civil rights, humanitarian issues, innovation and design for social impact, and improving access to justice and education. She is a contributing writer for such publications as The Boston Globe, Literary Hub, HuffPost, Global Citizen, The Next Web, Darling Magazine, Caring Magazine, Thrive Global, Nautilus Magazine, and Dame Traveler. Coleman has taught at The New School, Parsons School of Design and was the founding fellow at the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law. She was the founding teacher at King’s College London Dickson Poon School of Law on redefining success in the law, and is a faculty member at The School of Life and General Assembly. Among her numerous honors includes the YFU Distinguished Alum Award and an NCP Visionary Award.

She holds a BSFS from Georgetown University, a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science.