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Terah Lyons

Terah Lyons

Founding Executive Director at The Partnership on AI

Terah has focused her career on building cross-sector capacity for more effective AI development and governance spanning research, development and deployment, and public policy and regulation. In the Obama Administration, she served as Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where she led policy on AI and emerging technologies, including the formation of the first Federal domestic policy strategy on AI. She was the Founding Executive Director of the global nonprofit The Partnership on AI, a multi-stakeholder coalition focused on responsible AI development and deployment founded by a coalition of large technology companies, civil society organizations, and academic institutions. She currently sits on the Steering Committee of Stanford's AI Index project, and previously served on the Study Panel for Stanford's One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100). She is an Advisor to the Administrative Conference of the United States on the use of artificial intelligence in Federal agencies, and has been an Executive Fellow with the Tech Talent Project, a Mozilla Foundation Technology Policy Fellow, and a Fellow with the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.