Kristine Gloria

Kristine Gloria

Empathic Technologist

Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Kristine Gloria is a recovering academic, budding social impact entrepreneur, and dedicated steward of technology for good. Kristine’s expertise sits at the intersection of the human condition and technology with specific interest in the future of emerging tech.

She is the Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer for Slow Talk, a learning and engagement platform that offers the intimacy of a small-group workshop at enterprise scale so large organizations can retain, develop and understand their people. Prior to founding Slow Talk, Kristine served as the Director of Artificial Intelligence for the Aspen Institute where she led multi-stakeholder initiatives on various issues from Trustworthy AI to Empathic Research and Innovation. She also is a braintrust member for the HXProject, focused on changing the way we approach talking about, engaging with, and designing technology in a way that is aligned with our needs as humans. Kristine holds a doctorate in Cognitive Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, specializing in semantic technologies.

Her professional career has spanned both private industry and public service working for companies like Waggener Edstrom and the State of Texas. She is a 2017 ICAPP Fellow, 2011 Berkeley Tech and Society Fellow, and is a former academic researcher for the Internet Policy Research Institute (IPRI) at MIT.



Empathic technologies 

Well-being and technology 

Trustworthy AI 

Women in Tech 

Early stage start-ups

You are the best lighthouse for your child when it comes to technology use.
- Kristine Gloria
Our culture’s dependency on technology to work, eat, learn, govern, be entertained, and stay in touch underscores that digitally mediated experiences already profoundly shape our understanding of what it means to be human.
- Kristine Gloria

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