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Maitreya Shah is a blind lawyer and researcher. His work lies in the interstices of the ethics and governance of emerging technologies and disability rights. He graduated with dual degrees in Arts and Law (B.A. LL.B (Hons.) from Gujarat National Law University, India, and an LLM from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was a Dean’s Merit Scholar. He was most recently at Regulatory Genome, a spin-out of the University of Cambridge, and was previously a Legislative Assistants to Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellow in India. He has extensively worked in the areas of digital accessibility, AI governance, regulatory technologies, and disability law. His research and scholarship integrates perspectives from AI ethics and critical disability studies to foreground the experiences of people with disabilities with emerging technologies. At BKC, he will examine AI fairness frameworks from the standpoint of disability justice and inclusion.


The Harvard Gazette

Why AI fairness conversations must include disabled people

Maitreya Shah spoke about his work centering experiences of people with disabilities. 

Apr 3, 2024

Centering Disability in AI, One Year After the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

Maitreya Shah joins a Center for Democracy and Technology Panel on centering disability rights in discussions of AI policy.

Dec 1, 2023