Karma Peiro

PhD Candidate, Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain)

Brief Bio

Karma Peiró is a PhD candidate at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain). She has been a journalist specializing in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) since 1995. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of the Visualization for Transparency Foundation (ViT), which advocates for the use of open data to empower citizenship and ensure accountability of public information. 

Additionally, Karma is the Co-director of the Master’s degree in Visual Tools to Empower Citizens, a program created by the ViT Foundation. She also teaches the "Ethics & Democratic Culture" course within the same master’s program. 

Furthermore, Karma holds positions as a professor in the Master’s degree in Data Science at the University of Girona (UdG) and the Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media at the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations. She has co-authored the report "Artificial Intelligence: Automated Decisions in Catalonia" (2020), which focuses on ethics and data protection, edited by the Catalan Authority of Data Protection- APDCAT. 

Karma is an active member of various councils and committees, including the Advisory Council of the Ethics Observatory in Artificial Intelligence of Catalonia (OEIAC) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Ethics Committee. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of CTG UAlbany Empowering Communities: Public Libraries, Inclusive Civic Engagement, and Artificial Intelligence.