Tarunima Prabhakar


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I am a researcher working at the intersection of technology, policy and global development.

For the past three years I have focused on growing Tattle, a project I co-founded with Denny George. Tattle builds citizen centric tools and datasets to respond to the Information Disorder in India. My self described role at Tattle is that of a house-elf. For the most part, my job is to make sure that things at Tattle are organized enough for others to function and thrive in the space. Ocassionally, you'll find me stealing time and rummaging through all the data Tattle collects. Even less frequently, I'll find time to write on misinformation, platforms and moderation.

One of the many casualties of my work at Tattle is my research interest in the application of risk technologies and prediction algorithms (loosely and frustratingly called AI) towards development imperatives. In the past, I looked at the deployment of behavioural credit scoring algorithms towards financial inclusion goals.

As a practitioner, I have worked on ICTD and Data driven development projects with non-profits and tech companies in Asia and the United States.


Contact

For Tattle related matters, please email me at tarunima@tattle.co.in. For everything else, I'll be at t@tarunima.com.