Aviv Ovadya

Founder, Thoughtful Technology Project

United States
English

Founder, Thoughtful Technology Project

United States
English

Biography

Aviv Ovadya is the founder of the Thoughtful Technology Project, a soon to be launched nonprofit. Additionally, he is non-resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy. Prior to this, he served as the chief technologist at the Center for Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan School of Information, where he worked on ensuring our information ecosystem has a positive impact on society. This involved identifying, measuring, and mitigating indirect harms of technologies that affect public discourse. He has done software engineering, product design, and research spanning organizations including Google, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Quora, and many startups. In his other efforts to improve our information ecosystem, Aviv has been heavily involved in the Credibility Coalition, consulted for a prominent fact checking organization, and was a Knight News Innovation Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia. His work has been covered in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and internationally across five continents. He received his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree in computer science from MIT.

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