4 December 2018
Ada is an independent research and deliberative body with a mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society. It was established by the Nuffield Foundation in early 2018, in collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute, the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Royal Statistical Society, the Wellcome Trust, the Omidyar Network for Citizens and Governance, techUK and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The Board of Ada is charged with leading its strategic development as well as securing the long-term sustainability of the Institute. The Board will also take the lead in identifying key questions regarding the use of data and AI and exploring these questions through workshops, research and public dialogue.
Huw adds a stunning array of experience and expertise to the Board. In addition to his role at CFI, Huw is the Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy and a Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. He is also co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. Before moving to Cambridge, he was ARC Federation Fellow and Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney, where from 2002-2012 he was Director of the Centre for Time.
We congratulate Huw on this appointment and look forward to seeing the new directions and research from Ada under his leadership alongside the other excellent Board members.