Claire is a PhD candidate in AI law at the University of Ottawa. She is also a Research Associate at the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute and in the Accountable AI in a Global Context Research Chair at UOttawa.

She is an occasional peer-reviewer for academic journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Health Communication, the Social Science Journal, Sociological Perspectives, etc (see verified reviews here). 

Prior work

Between June 2021 and September 2022, Claire Boine was a Senior Policy Research Fellow at the Future of Life Institute where she focused on policies to mitigate existential risks. There, she worked on the application of fiduciary law to AI systems, on AI-enabled manipulation, on General Purpose AI systems, and on AI liability law in the EU. She also served in the OECD expert group on Policies for AI (ONE PAI) and as a member of the IEEE working group on ethically driven nudging.

From January 2018 to November 2021, Claire was a Research Scholar at the Boston University School of Public Health. Her research was funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Focusing on American gun culture, she explored the social identity of gun owners and shared values between gun owners and non gun owners. Passionate about what values drive people, and how they form collective identities, she used methods drawn from psychology, sociology, political science as well as quantitative methods and machine learning. She also conducted research about the predictors of firearm violence and how to reduce homicide rates.  Claire is still an expert in the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium.

Claire has concurrently been pursuing a PhD in the law of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the legal and ethical implications of the intersection between life and technology. 

She has worked on racial and gender algorithmic biases, manipulation risks from AI, as well as human-computer interaction and social robotics. She is passionate about how technology is impacting the future of human life, from the consequences on social interactions to existential risks.

In the past, Claire worked on topics as diverse as human trafficking, the use of torture, and asylum law. Claire’s research has always been driven by her profound desire to understand the world as well as a commitment to try to make it a better place for humans and other animals when she can. 

As an undergraduate, she studied history to identify what was universal and what was relative in human societies. Wanting to approach complex problems from a multidisciplinary background, she also obtained a Master in Public Policy (Harvard University), a JD (Master 2) in International Law (Nantes Law School), a Master in political science (Toulouse University) and a graduate diploma in Conflict Analysis (Toulouse University). Her law thesis tackled the laws and policies to prevent child trafficking into France. Her MPP thesis at Harvard was about finding ways to scale up American anti-trafficking policies across the world. 

In the public sphere, Claire has generated ideas in many areas. An out-of-the-box thinker, she identifies needs, generates ideas to meet them, and connects the right actors to move the projects forward. In 2017, inspired by the practical experience American gain in their studies, she created Apportez vos talents à l'innovation publique and recruited Harvard and MIT students to be hosted in French public organizations in Toulouse, where they participated in classes, a hackathon and public service internships. 

Claire has plays leadership roles in the French community in Boston. For the French Consulate in Boston, she chaired a workgroup that authored a report on brain drain out of France. She also pushed for the Consulate to bring gender equality to the top of their agenda, which led to the organization of the International Symposium on Education and Gender Equality at Wellesley College. 

During her time at Harvard, Claire was selected as a participant in the Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program at the Carr’s Center for Human Rights (2016-2017). In the summer 2016, she conducted a monitoring and evaluation mission of an anti-trafficking program conducted in Haiti by Free The Slaves. For two years prior (2014-2016), she conducted research within the Cost and Consequence of Torture Project

Claire also chaired the HKS Francophile Club and co-chaired the Harvard Club of France on Campus. In that capacity, she ideated and organized the Diversity and inclusion: French and American perspectives symposium at the Harvard Kennedy School, gathering 50 French and American speakers and 200 participants. In 2020, she co-organized the Night of Philosophy and Ideas at Harvard. Today, Claire is a member of the Board of the HKS Women’s Network, where she manages 50 global chapters. She recently organized the 2021 Rewind & Empower Conference

In 2015, Claire participated in the Asylum Law Clinic at the Harvard Law School and was granted honors for her clinical work with asylum seekers. Passionate about it, she worked pro-bono on four cases. Before coming to the U.S., Claire worked as a history teacher in both traditional and pedagogically innovative settings.