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Jonnie Penn

Student Fellow


Jonnie Penn is a bestselling author, technologist, and historian. He is currently a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge studying varieties of intelligence in twentieth century A.I. research. He is a visiting researcher at MIT and an Assembly Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and Harvard's Berkman Kline Centre. He is also the co-founder of The Buried Life, a popular youth movement and TV series 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 holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and McGill University.

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