Kate Darling

Research Specialist, MIT Media Lab

Kate Darling is a research specialist at MIT Media Lab and a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center. With an interest in how technology intersects with society, she explores the emotional connection between people and lifelike machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction in robotics and AI. Darling runs experiments, holds workshops, writes, and speaks about interesting developments in the world of human-robot interaction. Her background is in law, economics, and intellectual property. Media outlets ranging from Vogue to Die Zeit to the BBC have featured her work, and in 2017, the American Bar Association honored her legal work with the Mark T. Banner Award in Intellectual Property.

Videos/Audio of Kate Darling

Artificial intelligence has rapidly and deeply permeated our lives; and for much of the public, these infiltrations... See more
The robots are coming and they’re getting smarter, evolving from single-task devices (think Roomba) into machines that... See more