Aida Joaquin Acosta is a Senior Public Official and a Fellow at Harvard’s University Berkman Klein Center. She has more than ten years of experience in advising on European regulatory and policy issues on the intersection of law, technology, and public policy. She has worked at the European Commission and the Spanish Ministries of Presidency, Public Administration, and Transport and Infrastructure.
She has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Washington and the Berkman Klein Center in 2016-2017. As a Fulbrighter, she obtained a LL.M. focusing on Robotics Law and presented a methodology to reduce uncertainty on emerging technologies, receiving an Academic Excellence Award. At the Berkman Klein Center, she spent time researching the impacts of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) in the Law. Her educational background also includes a Degree in Computer Engineering focused on A.I. and Robotics, and a Degree in Law focused on International Law.
As Fellow at Harvard’s University Berkman Klein Center, Aida will be working on the Ethics and Governance of A.I. Initiative with the Executive Director, Urs Gasser.
Aida is interested in developing practical tools for regulators and policymakers that help them to govern emerging technologies such as A.I.