• Vilas Dhar
Vilas Dhar

Vilas Dhar is an entrepreneur, technologist, human rights advocate, and a leading global voice on equity in a tech-enabled world. He is the current President and Trustee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, USA. He champions a new social compact for the digital age that prioritizes individuals and communities in the development of new products, inspires economic and social opportunity, and empowers the most vulnerable.

Vilas Dhar is a prominent scholar and civil society advocate on artificial intelligence (AI) policy and human outcomes. He has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to the UN High-Level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence, and also serves as the US Government Nominated Expert to the Global Partnership on AI, on the Advisory Council at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), as a member of the OECD Expert Working Group on AI Futures, on the Global Future Council on AI at the World Economic Forum, and as Expert Contributor to OECD.AI.

He is a regular contributor to media outlets including BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, NBC News, and ABC News. His LinkedIn Learning course, Ethics in the Age of Generative AI, has been translated into six languages and reached over 100,000 learners worldwide.

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