Nita A. Farahany
Nita Farahany, a professor of law and philosophy at Duke Law School, is a leading scholar on the ethical, legal and social implications of emerging technologies. Her scholarship focuses on the implications of emerging neuroscience, genomics and artificial intelligence for law and society and the use of science and technology in criminal law. She is founding director of Duke Science & Society, the faculty chair of the Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy, and principal investigator of SLAP Lab. Farahany is the author of “The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology.”
(919) 613-8514;

Matthew Hirschey
Matthew Hirschey is an associate professor of medicine and director of the Duke Center for Computational Thinking. A molecular physiologist who embraced data science several years ago to advance his own skills and his lab’s data analysis capabilities, Hirschey is committed to helping students and colleagues realize the benefits of computational approaches.
(919) 479-2315; 

David Hoffman
David Hoffman is a professor of the practice of cybersecurity policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He chairs the Civil Liberties and Privacy Panel for the Director’s Advisory Board for the US National Security Agency. Hoffman is a former associate general counsel and director of security policy and global privacy officer for Intel Corp. He also previously served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.
(202) 330-3945;

Cynthia Rudin
Cynthia Rudin is a professor of computer science, an AI scholar and researcher with deep concerns over the direction AI-fueled technologies are headed right now. She has called on the federal government to regulate AI companies ASAP and says a lack of regulation could bring really horrific consequences — like war. She wrote about her concerns recently in The Hill.
(919) 660-6555;