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Dr Lydia Kostopoulos


Consultant, Educator , Tech Strategist, Experimenter, Wellness Advocate, Bespoke Functional Suit Designer

Dr Lydia Kostopoulos’ (@LKCYBER) is a Senior Researcher at the Digital Society Institute in Berlin. Her work lies in the intersection of people, strategy, technology, education, and national security. She addressed the United Nations member states on the military effects panel at the Convention of Certain Weapons Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). Her professional experience spans three continents, several countries and multi-cultural environments. She speaks and writes on disruptive technology convergence, innovation, tech ethics, and national security. She lectures at the National Defense University, Joint Special Operations University, is a member of the IEEE-USA AI Policy Committee, participates in NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Program, and during the Obama administration has received the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her pro bono work in cybersecurity. In efforts to raise awareness on AI and ethics she is working on a reflectional art series. She is currently working on a game about emerging technology and ethics which is expected to be out by the end of 2018. www.lkcyber.com