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Bio: Emily Spratt

Dr. Emily L. Spratt is an arts and technology academic and consultant, and an external advisor to Ethical Tech. As a fellow at Columbia University in the Data Science Institute with additional sponsorship from the Program in Historic Preservation and the Department of Computer Science, Emily’s current research focuses on the philosophical and ethical implications of AI-enhanced technologies for the analysis, generation, and curation of art and architecture, and digital images more broadly. Emily completed a Ph.D. and an M.A. at Princeton University in Byzantine and Renaissance art history, and also holds an M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Byzantine art history and a B.A. from Cornell University in art history, religious studies, and psychology. Emily has taught in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University, has been a member of several computer vision science labs and programs, and also has international experience in the art market and the museum and cultural heritage sector. Emily has been a strategic advisor and collaborator for numerous companies, institutions, and governments. Her insights on art, AI, ethics, and society have been sought by news outlets such as the Washington Post and CBS News.