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Tim Hwang

Director Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative, Harvard University


Tim Hwang is Director of the Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative, a joint MIT-Harvard effort to ensure the development of automation and machine learning in the public interest. His current research focuses on developing responses to the threat of disinformation campaigns online, and the geopolitical aspects of computational power and machine learning hardware. Previously, he served as the global public policy lead for AI and machine learning at Google, and led Intelligence & Autonomy, a project exploring the social impact of intelligent systems based at the Data & Society Research Institute in New York. Dubbed “The Busiest Man on the Internet” by Forbes Magazine, his work has previously appeared in New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired, The Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal.

Regional Focus

Eastern Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Southeast Asia