Laura Nolan

Laura Nolan
Independent
Ireland

Position: On Sabbatical

Links: Website

Expertise Areas: Distributed Systems, Software Reliability, Software Engineering

Contact: laura.nolan@gmail.com

Bio:

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.

Publications:

Laura Nolan in the News:

Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?

Jeff Bezos is wrong, tech workers are not bullies

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    Russia's nuclear-armed, nuclear-powered, autonomous torpedo is a bad idea. The U.S. building the same is even worse. Fun fact: @icracnet has been calling for a ban on arming autonomous systems with nuclear weapons since 2010(!): icrac.net/about-icrac/ usni.org/magazines/proc…