Karma Peiró

Journalist specializing in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and co-director of the Visualization for Transparency Foundation (ViT).

Journalist specializing in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) since 1995, and co-director of the Visualization for Transparency Foundation (ViT), which promotes the use of open data to empower citizens and the accountability of public information; co-director of the master’s degree in Visual Tools to Empower Citizens (ViT Foundation and University of Girona Foundation-UdG) and a member of the Advisory Council of the AI Ethics Observatory of Catalonia  (OEIAC) and the Ethics Committee of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

She is co-author of the report “Artificial Intelligence. Automated Decisions in Catalonia” (Catalan Data Protection Authority-APDCat, 2020) and the research report Unprotected, in spite of Everything, which uses data to visibilize gender violence in Catalonia, with the aim of accountability.

She was awarded the Good Practice Prize for Non-Sexist Communication (2020) of the Association of Women Journalists of Catalonia for her reports on sexist violence using data. She is a speaker at seminars and debates related to ethics in artificial intelligence, transparency of public information, open data and digital rights.


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Karma Peiró

The great challenge now is how to democratise the data processing, so that we as citizens understand the potential of “Big Data” and using it for our interests.