Project Description


Jonnie Penn is a New York Times Bestselling author, a Google Technology Policy Fellow, and a Rausing, Williamson and Lipton doctoral scholar studying the history and philosophy of artificial intelligence at the University of Cambridge. He is currently a visiting scholar in the STS department at MIT and a BKMLA Assembly Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and Harvard’s Berkman Kline Centre for Society and Internet, where he studies issues related to AI and Governance. He is the co-founder of The Buried Life, a popular youth movement and TV series syndicated in 70+ countries that asks, “What do you want to do before you die?” Jonnie volunteers on the IEEE’s Working Group on a Standard for Child and Student Data Governance (IEEE P7004). He hold degrees from the University of Cambridge and McGill University. He has spoken about AI’s influence on society at the United Nations, the UK’s House of Lords, and to Fortune-500 corporations around the world.