Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows

Bobi Rakova

Senior Fellow, Trustworthy AI


United States

Bogdana Rakova

Bogdana “Bobi” Rakova is an engineer, researcher and inventor illuminating the socio-economic, socio-technical, and socio-ecological aspects of AI systems. She previously held roles as a research manager at Accenture’s Responsible AI team and as a mentor at the Assembly Ethics and Governance of AI program led by Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and MIT Media Lab. Bobi also held fellowships with Partnership on AI and the Amplified Partners venture fund.

Bobi co-founded a company at the intersection of AI and manufacturing and spent more than four years in research and innovation labs in Silicon Valley, including at Samsung Research America and Singularity University, where she worked on building AI models. Influenced by her early life in post-communist Bulgaria, Bobi is investigating the role of AI in strengthening civil society and democracy.

Fellowship Project

Bobi explores computable contracts as a means to provide transparency-through-verification building blocks for AI. She is conducting research into the existing challenges regarding consent and dispute resolution, exploring different interventions for improved transparency, and building an open-source prototype that leverages computable contracts. All of this work has been done in careful consultation with the builder community and diverse stakeholders like legal practitioners, civil society organizations, and policymakers.

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