Cyrus most recently served as the Advisor to the Minister of Artificial Intelligence at the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, and has been leading for the past 3 years the Global Governance of AI Roundtable (GGAR) at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
He is a Partner at FoundersX Ventures, a cross-stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Cyrus is the co-founder and Chair of the AI Initiative at The Future Society—a 501(c)3 incubated at Harvard Kennedy School—where he engages a wide range of global stakeholders to study, discuss and shape the governance of AI.
At the AI Initiative, Cyrus co-leads the Collective and the Augmented Intelligence Against COVID-19 (CAIAC) project, together with Stanford HAI, advised by leading UN agencies, and co-leads the Global Data Access Framework (GDAF) project with the Executive Office of the UN SG (Global Pulse) and McKinsey (Noble Purpose AI).
He is a member of the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), a member of the OECD Expert Group on AI (ONE AI), a Constituent of Recommendations 1B (Digital Public Goods) and 3C (AI) of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, a member of the Council on Extended Intelligence (MIT-IEEE), and is a co-author of IEEE Ethically Aligned Design. Cyrus is part of the steering committee of AI Commons and is its Data Initiative lead, is a member of the AI Ethics Board of Smart Dubai, and is an AI Governance Advisor at the Shanghai Institute for Science of Science (SISS).
Cyrus was educated at Sciences Po Paris, where he later was a Lecturer in International Security, holds a M.A. (Hons) from Paris II University in Defense, Geostrategy and Industrial Dynamics and a M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.