Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Dr. Anne Bowser is the Director of Innovation with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a quasi-government think tank in Washington, DC. Her work explores the intersections between science, technology, and democracy. On the science side, Anne explores opportunities for citizen science collaboration through the Earth Challenge 2020 project, and opportunities for open source hardware through the THING Tank Initiative. Her work on technology focuses on understanding the opportunities and challenges associated with Facial Recognition Technologies (FrT), as well as broader AI ethics. Anne also supports UNEP in the development of a new digital platform for marine litter and microplastics that will leverage and elevate innovative citizen science and AI approaches. "The future of the planet will be determined by the strength of our partnerships, including between humans and machines. "