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Laura Nolan

Fights against Killer Robots

Laura experienced the development of killer robots first hand, now she is part of the fight against them. 

Laura Nolan has been a software engineer in industry for over 15 years. Most recently, she worked at Google in Ireland as a Staff Site Reliability Engineer.

She was one of the (many) signatories of the “cancel Maven” open letter, which called for Google to cancel its involvement in the US DoD’s project to use artificial intelligence technology to analyse drone surveillance footage. She campaigned within Google against Project Maven, before leaving the company in protest against it. In 2018 Laura also founded TechWontBuildIt Dublin, an organisation for technology workers who are concerned about the ethical implications of our industry and the work we do.

Laura holds an MSc in Advanced Software Engineering from University College and a BA(Mod) in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin, where she was elected a Trinity Scholar.