Full Name
Francine Bennett
Job Title
Interim Director
Ada Lovelace Institute
Brief Biography
Francine Bennett is Interim Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute and has been a founding member of the Institute’s Board since 2019.
The Ada Lovelace Institute is an independent research institute, based in London and Brussels, with a mission to ensure that data and AI work for people and society. The Institute’s research covers a wide range of topics, including AI regulation, how technologies can be developed and deployed in ways that support and protect people, and uses of technologies in public services.
The Ada Lovelace Institute was established by the Nuffield Foundation in 2018, in collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute, the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Royal Statistical Society, the Wellcome Trust, Luminate, techUK, and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
Prior to joining Ada, Francine was VP of Data at Healx, a biotech company which uses AI to find treatments for rare diseases; cofounder of Mastodon C, a data science consultancy that supports local and central government to realise the social and business potential of their data; and was a founding trustee of DataKind UK, which provides data science support to UK charities. She is also an advisor to the Gambling Commission.
Francine Bennett