Jessica Cussins Newman

AI Policy Specialist

Future of Life Institute

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Jessica Cussins Newman is an AI Policy Specialist for the Future of Life Institute, a volunteer-run research and outreach organization working to ensure that tomorrow’s most powerful technologies are beneficial for humanity. She is also a Research Fellow at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity where she leads the AI Security Initiative, and a Research Advisor with The Future Society. Jessica was a 2016-17 International and Global Affairs Student Fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center, and has held research positions with Harvard's Program on Science, Technology & Society, the Institute for the Future, and the Center for Genetics and Society. Jessica received her master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and her bachelor’s in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley with highest distinction honors. She has published dozens of articles on the implications of emerging technologies in outlets including The Hill, The Los Angeles Times, The Pharmaceutical Journal, and CNBC.

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