Press & Policy

Press

Corinne’s work has been featured in the The New York Times, BBC, The Financial Times, De Volkskrant and a number of tech outlets. She also regularly writes about her research for the popular press. A recent selection:

How hate speech reveals the invisible politics of Internet infrastructure
2020 Brookings Institute Op-ed.

The four Problems with Europe’s vision for AI.
2020 Financial Times Article.

The Week in Tech.
2019 New York Times Tech Digest.

2021

Just Do It: on the limits of governance through AI registers.
In AI Snake Oil, Pseudoscience and Hype, edited by Frederike Kaltheuner. Meat Space Press. Jansen, Fieke and Corinne Cath. 2021.

How the Internet Really Works.
No Starch Press.
Knodel, Mallory, Ulrike Uhlig, Niels ten Oever, and Corinne Cath.

2020

The role of human rights NGOs in AI governance.
Conference on inter-cultural ethics.
Oxford December 2019.

How the Internet really works: an illustrated guide 
Book for No Starch Press. Knodel, Uhlig, Ten Oever and Cath 2020.

How hate speech reveals the invisible politics of Internet infrastructure
Op-ed for the Brookings Institute. van Geuns & Cath 2020.

What’s wrong with Loud Men talking loudly? The IETF Culture Wars
Contribution for HackCur.io: the (academic) repository on hacking culture. Cath 2020.

Europe cannot afford to “shelter-in-place” on digital regulation
Op-ed for Data & Society. Cath & Kaltheuner 2020.

Why, How, And By Whom Is The Internet Governed?
Interview with the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) Tech & Human Rights Series.

EU laat met aanpak kunstmatige intelligentie cruciale kansen liggen
Op-ed for the Dutch Financial Times (Dutch only). Cath & Kaltheuner 2020.

Risking everything: where the EU’s white paper on AI falls short.
Op-ed for New Statesman. Cath & Kaltheuner 2020.

The Four Problems with Europe’s vision on AI.
2020 Financial Times Article.

2019

Verwacht geen wonderen van artificiële intelligentie.
Op-ed for the Volkskrant. (Dutch only)
Cath & Dobbe. 2019.

Platform patricians and platform plebs: how social media favours the famous.
Op-ed for the New Statesman.
Cath, C. 2019.

Social Media and Climate Change.
2019 New Scientist Article.

Press attribution:

Corinne Cath-Speth is a Phd researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute and the Alan Turing Institute.

Talks

Recent

Civil Society Advocacy in AI Governance: Lessons Learned. 2021 Data Justice Conference of the Data Justice Lab. May 2021.

Building the field of online health and governance. Social Media Governance Initiative at Yale University. May 2021.

 

2020

The Internet’s reluctant sheriffs.
Oxford Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy Seminar.
November 2020.

The Technology We Choose to Create: Human Rights Advocacy in Internet Governance.
GiGaNet 2020 Conference at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Online.

The Cultures of New and Old Technomedia II.
Panel organizer at 4S/EAST. Online.
August 2020.

We Have Seen the Enemy…and He Is Us: When engineering culture collides with human rights advocacy online.
Oxford Program in Comparative Media Law & Policy Seminar. Oxford, UK.

LEAP of FATE: Human Rights as a complimentary Framework for AI Policy and Practice.
FAT* Barcelona, Spain.
Pakzad, Roya, Mark Latonero, Vidushi Marda, and Corinne Cath.
January 2020.

2019

How to real do AI governance: beyond voluntary ethics-frameworks.
Internet Governance Forum. Berlin.

The role of human rights in AI governance.
ECP platform for the information society. The Hague November 2019 (Dutch only).

Anthropology in Internet Governance.
Talk at the Internet Governance Lab. Washington D.C. September 2019.

Digitizing Human Rights Advocacy.
Talk at Data & Society. New York September 2019.

Public Interest & Internet Infrastructure Workshop (co-organizer).
Boston September 2019.

Changing Minds & Machines: Human Rights in Internet governance.
Resisting Digital Culture Conference UCL May 2019.

The Technology We Choose to Create: Human Rights Advocacy and Anthropology in Internet Governance.
GigaNet International Communications Association Preconference May 2019.

How Anarchy Works: Data and Disorder in Internet Protocol Development.
Oxford Internet Institute Connected Life Conference June 2019

2018

Talk entitled “Development of the Human Rights Protocol Considerations in the IETF.”
Workshop on Multistakeholder participation in global Internet standard setting. Economic and Social Research Council project on Internet Standard `Setting. Brussels. May 2018.

Panel on applying human rights for AI development.
Conference on Human Rights and AI. Data & Society. New York. April 2018.

International Justice Clinic seminar on human rights and Internet infrastructure.
UC Irvine Law School.  Cath, Corinne – International Justice Clinic April 2018 powerpoint. April 2018.

Workshop on Protocol Governance: Internet Standard Bodies and Public Interest questions.
Organizer. March 2018.

Internet Infrastructure and public interest.
Speaker. Said Business School, Oxford. February 2018.

Panel on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and the Law: What Challenges? What Opportunities.
Moderator and convener. January 18, 2018. (starts at 23.57 min)

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and the Law: What Challenges? What Opportunities.
Organizer. January 18 & 19 2018.

From Chromosomes to KA-POW
A special event organized by the Knowledge Quarter to celebrate and explore ideas of gender across science and the arts. March 2017

Policy Work

 

Grant-Making:

Provided strategic advice and reviewed grants for a number of grant-making organizations, including Digital Freedom Fund (DFF), Open Society Foundations (OSF), Internet Society Foundation (ISOC-F), Stichting Media en Democratie (Stdem) and The Engine Room (TER).

Policy and Regulation:

Current:

Co-chair of the Public Interest Technology Group: a group of public interest technologists and other civil society members working on Internet standardization.

Member of the Freedom Online Coalition‘s (FOC) Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (T-FAIR).

Member Organizing Committee annual Internet governance Scholars Conference (GigaNet) 2020.

Member of the Governance and Research in Artificial Intelligence Leadership (GRAIL) Network

Past:

Contributor to the 2018 Meeting of the Council of Europe’s (COE) Expert Committee on Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing Techniques and Different Forms of Artificial Intelligence (MSI-AUT).

Contributor to the 2017 Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective.

Contributor to the 2016 and 2017 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

Other:

“Tech Talk” Podcast about Internet Governance and Media Development
Interview by Brian Wesolowski of the Center for Democracy and Technology’s (CDT). March 2017.
The interview starts at 20 minutes.