Tobias Rees Selected as a Rockefeller Foundation Resident to Study the Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Humanity
Berggruen Institute Director of the Transformations of the Human program, Tobias Rees, has been selected as a Resident of the Rockefeller Foundation for 2019-2020. Supporting Rees’ groundbreaking work on the ways in which contemporary technology is challenging and changing what it means to be human, Rees’ duties will be to help the Rockefeller Foundation brainstorm and build a program on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Society.
“I am as humbled as honored,” said Rees. “For more than a century The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission of promoting the well-being of humanity is both impressive and noble. My focus area during the residency will be AI and the Human which closely ties into our work at the Berggruen Institute. I am excited about working with the Rockefeller Foundation and the other Residents as it begins exploring how to design a responsible AI future.”
Tobias Rees is the founding Director of the Institute’s Transformations of the Human Program. He also serves as Reid Hoffman Professor of Humanities at the New School for Social Research and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research...