126: Using AI for Ethical Impact with Lisa Rau

In this episode, we interview AI expert Lisa Rau, Founder of Fionta. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and is a part of the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) group. She also led AI research for eight years at GE Corporate Research, where she published 50-some articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. We discuss what AI actually means and how nonprofits can start thinking about it.


  • Fionta on LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Lisa Rau on on LinkedIn
  • Ethical use of AI article
  • “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” (September 6, 2016) by Cathy O’Neil
  • Adnan Darwiche’s article “Human-Level Intelligence or Animal-Like Abilities?” (Communications of the ACM, October 2018, Vol. 61 No. 10, Pages 56-67)