Uzma Chaudhry is an AI Governance Fellow at IAPP’s new AI Governance Center. She is part of the Research and Insights team where her research analyzes complex issues arising from artificial intelligence through a legal, policy and technical lens.
Uzma completed her LL.B. at University of London. She recently graduated from Harvard Law School with a Master of Laws where she specialized in technology law, policy and philosophy. Her specific coursework focused on Ethics & Governance of AI, Governing Digital Technology, New Technologies and the Laws of War, and Power & Ethics, CS50 for Lawyers, among others. Her Master’s research at Harvard focused on the power and ethics of the Metaverse.
Previously, Uzma served as the Founder and Program Lead of the Institute for Responsible AI & Human Rights, an initiative of the Center for Human Rights in Pakistan. As part of the Institute, Uzma led and designed research on algorithmic decision-making and analyzed its impact on constitutional freedoms in Pakistan. The Institute serves as the first research initiative in Pakistan on the subject, and her report was the first research output in the country to cover risks and ethics of AI in Pakistan. Prior to her career in technology policy, Uzma practiced intellectual property law at a leading law firm in Lahore, Pakistan.
Uzma also has extensive experience in international human rights law. Her work in Pakistan has focused on gender-based violence and transitional justice in the erstwhile-FATA region of Pakistan post 25^th^ Amendment to the Constitution. She has also provided research assistance to Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines on Global Climate Justice, and served as Pakistan Contributor on the issue of child sexual abuse to the Commonwealth Lawyer’s Association.