Hannah Rose Kirk
After graduating from the University of Cambridge as an Economist, I moved to Beijing for two years where I studied for a Master’s Degree at Peking University and worked at a think-tank researching eastern and western philosophical approaches to artificial intelligence. After moving back from China, I began a PhD in Social Data Science at the Oxford Internet Institute and cemented my interests in researching the societal applications of AI. My current work centres on the use of machine learning, natural language processing and computer vision techniques for the detection of varied forms of online harms, such as offensive memes and emoji-based hate speech. Alongside my PhD, I am a researcher on the Online Safety Team at The Alan Turing Institute where I focus on building data-centric AI to efficiently detect online harms and make the internet a safer place.