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Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Aleks Berditchevskaia is the Principal Researcher at Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design.

She is the lead author of the report, ‘The Future of Minds & Machines’, on combining human and machine intelligence for problem solving. She is also a co-author of the ‘Playbook for Collective Intelligence Design’, a toolkit for creating projects that mobilise collective intelligence, which has been used to train over 370 staff as part of the UNDP's Accelerator Lab network. In 2019, she designed and ran Nesta's Crowd Forecasting challenge in partnership with BBC Future and the Good Judgement Project. 

She holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Imperial College London. Prior to Nesta, Aleks worked in science policy, covering a range of topics from the role of citizen science in research and innovation to the societal implications of machine learning.

In her spare time you can find her looking at art, yoga-ing or running along the canals of London.

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