Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh

Senior Advisor
🇺🇸  Cambridge

Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh is Director of the AI: Futures and Responsibility Programme at the Centre for the Future of Intelligence, where he leads a team of researchers focused on foresight, governance and international community-building relating to the near- and long-term impacts of artificial intelligence. He is also Co-Director of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), an academic research centre focused on emerging global risks and long-term challenges.

He has played a leading role in research projects on long-term trajectories and impacts associated with artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies, leading research programmes at the Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford) from 2011-2015, and co-developing both the Strategic AI Research Centre (Cambridge-Oxford collaboration), and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (Cambridge-Oxford- Imperial-Berkeley collaboration) in 2015. Seán’s research spans the impacts of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies, horizon-scanning and foresight, and global risk. His paper An AI Race: Rhetoric and Risks (with Stephen Cave) recently won joint best paper at the inaugural AI Ethics and Society Conference.