We are thrilled to announce the 2019 cohort for the Assembly program at the Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab. The program, which will start its third iteration on March 11th, 2019, gathers a small cohort of technologists, managers, policymakers, and other professionals to confront emerging problems at the intersection of technology and policy. Assembly is part of our Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, and this year’s cohort will tackle the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence.
Assembly encourages interdisciplinary learning, collaboration across sectors, and the conversion of ideas into tools and actionable policies. The program begins with two weeks of team-building, intensive ideation, and learning. This is followed by twelve weeks of collaborative development, when the teams build projects. The cohort is supported by our staff and an expert advisory board.
Our 2019 cohort is made up of seventeen participants, with experience in the private sector, academia, civil society, and government. You can learn more about them on Assembly’s website. We look forward to learning and creating with them.
Assembly 2019 Cohort
Engineering Program Manager at Google AI
Executive Director of the Open Data Charter
Program Lead at the Partnership on AI
Software Engineer and Manager at Google Research NYC
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa
Deputy Editor, HBR.org, at Harvard Business Review
Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind
Operations Officer for Naval Special Warfare Command’s Future Concepts and Innovation Directorate
Data Scientist and Researcher at the University of Washington eScience Institute
Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington
Senior Product Manager at Indigo Ag
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Program Director for Technology at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School
Director of Machine Learning and Research at CityBlock
Product Scientist at Indeed
Data Scientist and Tinkerer
ICT Sector Lead for Washington Governor Jay Inslee