I work as the EU Research Lead at the Future of Life Institute in Brussels, spearheading research efforts on EU AI policy to maximize the societal benefits of increasingly powerful AI systems. I am also a PhD Researcher at KU Leuven, where I research the assessment and mitigation of systemic risks posed by general-purpose AI. I run the biweekly EU AI Act Newsletter with over 20,000 subscribers, and have set up a website that is one of the top hits if you search for the AI Act. In addition, I am an Expert in the Working Group on Future of Work at Global Partnership on AI and contribute to the development of AI standards in CEN and CENELEC working groups.

Previously, I worked for the World Economic Forum on a project about positive AI economic futures together with Stuart Russell, Daniel Susskind and others, and did research for the European Commission on trustworthy AI. I completed a master’s degree in Philosophy and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Finally, I had the honor of being chosen as a fellow in the International Strategy Forum, an initiative by Schmidt Futures, a nonprofit by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, in partnership with European Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, I was awarded the Global Priorities Fellowship by the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research.