Peaks Krafft

Peaks Krafft

p.krafft@oii.ox.ac.uk

I am currently running a survey on defining artificial intelligence (A.I.) and classifying A.I. technologies that I hope will inform some ongoing policy discussions. You can participate here!

Dr. Krafft is a Senior Research Fellow at the OII in the University of Oxford's Social Science Division. Dr. Krafft's research centers around AI and computer science as communities of practice. The fields of AI and data science continue to grow at an outstanding pace. Yet these communities, even with this growth, still have persistent deep issues with inclusion, diversity, and open-mindedness to further-afield disciplines such as the humanities and social sciences. Dr. Krafft's ongoing work revolves around a set of projects-as-interventions aimed at redressing these problems in AI and data science, especially in their application to social domains. Broadly, Dr. Krafft's projects fall along two lines: (1) working from inside data and computer science communities developing methods and technologies that bridge to disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, such as by translating concepts from those disciplines in terms familiar in computer science, and (2) working outside the AI and data science communities to make tools for broadening AI and data literacy, and to broaden access to AI and data science resources.

Before coming to OII, Dr. Krafft received a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), where Dr. Krafft was funded in part by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. After graduating, Dr. Krafft was a Moore/Sloan & WRF Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington Information School, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Berkeley's Social Science Matrix and Department of Psychology, a visiting postdoctoral scholar at the Data & Society Research Institute in New York City, and a participant in the Harvard Berkman-Klein Center/MIT Media Lab Assembly program.

Dr. Krafft also co-directs the Critical Platform Studies Group (CritPlat), which is an international research collective that aims to interrogate and intervene on structures of power that are produced or reproduced by software. CritPlat conducts policy-facing ethnographic research on topics such as AI regulation, government use of information technologies, conceptions of AI, and funding relationships between academia and the tech industry.

Dr. Krafft is excited to collaborate with other researchers, with students of all levels, and with anyone else on any of these topics, and related mission-driven topics not listed!

Pronouns: They/them

I am also Peter Krafft, and Peter M. Krafft and Peter Martin Krafft. I am not Peter Kraft. Nor am I Peter Croft or Peter Craft. Or Peter Martin Kraft or Peter Martin Craft or Peter Martin Croft.