Hello! This is the personal webpage of Dr Mike Katell. I am an Ethics Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute in London, England. I am an AI ethicist and critical data scholar whose research concerns the politics and policy of data and technology. In my occasionally updated blog you’ll find posts in which I search for the meaning and value of technology in our lives. I also occasionally post about my life in London, bicycling, activism, and other topics that interest me.

In addition to my work at the Turing, I am co-director of the research cooperative, the Critical Platform Studies Group. CritPlat, as we like to call it, is a collection of people and ideas seeking to hold a mirror to the world of technology and platforms, offering a critical and activist lens.

You can read my blog posts on this site. A selection of publications appears below. These and others are indexed on Google Scholar and SSRN.

You can also follow me on Mastodon (new and exciting) and Twitter (less and less). 


Selected Publications

Leslie, D., Burr, C., Aitken, M., Cowls, J., Katell, M., & Briggs, M. (2021). Artificial intelligence, human rights, democracy, and the rule of law: A primer. SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3817999
Raz, D., Bintz, C., Guetler, V., Tam, A., Katell, M., Dailey, D., Herman, B., Krafft, P. M., & Young, M. (2021). Face Mis-ID: An Interactive Pedagogical Tool Demonstrating Disparate Accuracy Rates in Facial Recognition. Proceedings of the 2021 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, 895–904. https://doi.org/10.1145/3461702.3462627
Krafft, P. M., Young, M., Katell, M., Lee, J. E., Narayan, S., Epstein, M., Dailey, D., Herman, B., Tam, A., Guetler, V., Bintz, C., Raz, D., Jobe, P. O., Putz, F., Robick, B., & Barghouti, B. (2021). An Action-Oriented AI Policy Toolkit for Technology Audits by Community Advocates and Activists. Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency, 772–781. https://doi.org/10.1145/3442188.3445938
Katell, M., Young, M., Dailey, D., Herman, B., Guetler, V., Tam, A., Binz, C., Raz, D., & Krafft, P. M. (2020). Toward situated interventions for algorithmic equity: Lessons from the field. Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency, 45–55. https://doi.org/10.1145/3351095.3372874
Katell, M., Young, M., Herman, B., Dailey, D., Bintz, C., Guetler, V., Raz, D., Tam, A., & Krafft, P. M. (2020). A toolkit for algorithmic equity and community empowerment. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/106571
Krafft, P. M., Young, M., Katell, M., Huang, K., & Bugingo, G. (2020). Defining AI in Policy versus Practice. Proceedings of the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, 72–78. https://doi.org/10.1145/3375627.3375835
Lee, J., Young, M., Krafft, P. M., & Katell, M. (2020). Power and Technology: Who Gets to Make the Decisions? Interactions, 28(1), 9. https://doi-org.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/10.1145/3442420
Katell, M., Dechesne, F., Koops, B.-J., & Meessen, P. (2019). Seeing the whole picture: Visualising socio-spatial power through augmented reality. Law, Innovation and Technology, 1–32. https://doi.org/10.1080/17579961.2019.1665800
Young, M., Katell, M., & Krafft, P. M. (2019). Municipal surveillance regulation and algorithmic accountability. Big Data & Society, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951719868492
Critical Platform Studies Group., Irani, L., Salehi, N., Pal, J., Monroy-Hernández, A., Churchill, E., & Narayan, S. (2019). Patron or Poison?: Industry Funding of HCI Research. Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing  – CSCW ’19, 111–115. https://doi.org/10.1145/3311957.3358610
Katell, M. (2018a). Adverse Detection: The Promise and Peril of Body-Worn Cameras. In B. C. Newell, T. Timan, & B.-J. Koops (Eds.), Surveillance, Privacy, and Public Space (pp. 99–118). Taylor & Francis.
Katell, M. (2018b). Algorithmic reputation and information equity. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 226–233. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501025
Katell, M. A., Mishra, S. R., & Scaff, L. (2016). A Fair Exchange: Exploring How Online Privacy is Valued. 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 1881–1890. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.239
Katell, M. A., & Moore, Adam D. (2015). The Value of Privacy, Security, and Accountability. In A. D. Moore (Ed.), Privacy, security, and accountability: Ethics, law and, policy (pp. 1–17). Rowman & Littlefield International.
Katell, M. A., Parker, S. Q., Warren, T. J., & Taylor, H. (2015). Remade to Measure: Applying Impact Measurement Theory to Non-profit Organizations – A Case Study. 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 4285–4293. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.513