Tim Fist

Senior Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

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Tim Fist is a Senior Adjunct Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. His work focuses on the governance of artificial intelligence using compute/computing hardware. Previously, Fist worked as the Head of Strategy & Governance at Fathom Radiant, an artificial intelligence hardware company. Prior to that work, Fist held several senior machine learning engineering positions, and was the Head of Product at Eliiza, a machine learning consultancy.

With a background in machine learning and emerging AI hardware technologies, Fist brings a technical lens to problems in national security and AI policy. His career has ranged from developing and deploying AI systems for Fortune 500 companies, to writing code currently being used on a satellite in orbit. He has built software in a wide range of domains, including agriculture, finance, telecommunications, and space navigation. Originally from Australia, Fist holds a B.A. (Honors) in Aerospace Engineering, and a B.A. in Political Science, from Monash University.

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