Katja Bego is a Principal Researcher and data scientist in Nesta’s technology futures and explorations team.

Katja leads the European Commission-funded EU Engineroom and NGI Forward projects, tasked with helping shape the funding and research agenda of the Next Generation Internet initiative, the European Union’s ambitious new flagship programme seeking to build a more democratic, inclusive and resilient future internet by 2025.

Her work primarily focuses on studying the impact of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence on our societies, and think about how these new innovations can be harnessed for social good and benefit all. Katja previously worked as a data scientist in the private sector and as a researcher at the MIT Media Lab. She holds a degree in economics and political science from Wellesley College in the United States, and is originally from Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Find Katja on Twitter at @katjabego.

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