Amina Abdu is a PhD student in Information at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the impact of data-driven technologies in policy-making. In particular, she studies the way that policy goals are measured and quantified across multiple settings, including state data collection practices, public adoption of algorithmic technologies, and increasing emphasis on quantitative evidence in government. Prior to beginning her PhD, Amina worked as a technology policy advocate at the Consumer Federation of America, where she focused on antitrust and platform accountability. She has a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Pomona College.
In order to ensure that agency use of AI tools is legal, effective, and equitable, the Biden-Harris Administration should establish a Federal Artificial Intelligence Program to govern the procurement of algorithmic technology.