Aviv Ovadya (aviv.me) works at the intersection of AI, platforms, democracy, and deliberation. He is a Research Fellow at newDemocracy; an affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center and GovAI; and consults for civil society organizations, technology companies, and funders.
Aviv's current focus is on ensuring that the governance of AI can keep up with the rate of AI advances, building on lessons from applied deliberative democracy to enable effective transnational governance and alignment. This involves framing (e.g., "Platform Democracy"), theory (e.g., "Generative CI"), and applied work: accelerating efforts to build out and pilot the organizational and technical infrastructure for deliberative governance.
His related work explores how we can make our information ecosystem and decision-making systems robust in the face of ubiquitous platform ranking systems and generative AI. This has involved building systems for estimating information quality across social platforms, advocating for "violet teaming" of powerful AI models, and pushing for the adoption of "bridging-based ranking."
Aviv has consulted for or advised organizations including the Partnership on AI, Meedan, and Cohere. His work has been covered by the BBC, NPR, the Economist, and The New York Times and his writing has been published by Wired, Bloomberg, HBR, and The Washington Post.