Diletta Huyskes obtained a degree in Philosophy from the University of Milan and a Master’s degree in Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy from Leiden University. She is particularly interested in AI and new technologies from an ethical and political perspective. She is currently focusing on inequalities – especially towards gender – and the use of algorithms and software to automate decision-making processes. Other topics of interest include data justice and digital policies.
She is carrying out an internship project at the Digital Commons Lab of the Bruno Kessler Institute (FBK) in Trento, where she is investigating the implementation of digital tools and technologies as a response to COVID-19 and the processes of data collection, analysis and disclosure during the pandemic. She is also the Head of Advocacy at Privacy Network, an NGO committed to defend digital and fundamental rights in Italy. Finally, she works as a freelance author, journalist (Wired Italia, The Vision, Agenda Digitale) and speaker, participating in various events to talk about automation, technology and bias in AI.