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Aviv Ovadya

Visiting Scholar

Biography

Aviv Ovadya (@metaviv) is an internationally recognized expert on the societal implications and governance of emerging technologies, with a focus on internet platforms and artificial intelligence and their impacts on democracy. He was most recently a Technology and Public Purpose fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center and currently consults for civil society organizations, technology companies, and funders.

 

After receiving his BS and MEng degrees in computer science from MIT, Aviv provided engineering, product design, and product management support for companies near San Francisco and internationally. In mid-2016, Aviv transitioned to focusing exclusively on the societal implications of technology, and has since collaborated and consulted for organizations including the Partnership on AI, TED, and Meedan, and brought his work on misinformation metrics to the Center for Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan, where he served as Chief Technologist.

 

Aviv's work has been covered regularly, including by the BBC, NPR, Yomiuri Shimbun, the Economist, and The New York Times and his writing has been published by the Bloomberg, HBR, MIT Technology Review, and The Washington Post. His most recent focus includes viable democratic processes for platform and AI governance and ranking systems that bridge societal divides. 

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