Cyrus Hodes

Vice-President and Director of the AI Initiative, The Future Society
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Cyrus Hodes is Vice-President and Director of the AI Initiative, which he co-founded in 2015 within The Future Society at the Harvard Kenney School. The Future Society brings together a wide range of global stakeholders to study, discuss and help shape the governance of AI. Hodes and the AI Initiative are engaged in various international policy platforms (OEDC, EU, HKS Forums, Japanese MIC, French Parliament, etc.) as well as AI ethics and safety initiatives. He also manages several projects using innovative tools, such as the Global Civic Debate and its multilingual collective intelligence platform on the governance of AI, and works at using AI and Machine Learning to tackle policy issues. In addition, Hodes is a member of the Policy, Well-Being and General Principles committees of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. He holds a MA from Paris II University in Defense, Geostrategy and Industrial Dynamics and a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. Moreover, he is passionate about drastically disruptive technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics, nanotech, biotech, genetics, IT and cognitive sciences as well as their cross-pollination and impacts on society.