Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)


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  • Nestor Maslej

    Nestor Maslej

    Research Manager, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioNestor Maslej is a Research Manager at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). In this position, he manages the AI Index and Global AI Vibrancy Tool. In developing tools that track the advancement of AI, Nestor hopes to make the AI space more accessible to policymakers, business leaders and the lay public.

    Nestor’s work on AI, namely the AI Index, has been cited in newspapers across the globe including: The New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Al Jazeera, Fortune, Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, Politico, The Register, Der Spiegel, The Verge, IEEE Spectrum, VentureBeat and more. Nestor’s publications have likewise informed AI policymaking worldwide, having been referenced by policymakers in countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan as well as Korea.

    Nestor also speaks frequently about trends in AI, having briefed high-level US policymakers, testified in front of both the Canadian and Italian parliaments and presented to CEOs from a plethora of industries. Nestor is also a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) where he regularly writes opinion pieces on developments in AI. In his spare time, when he is not musing about AI, Nestor likes to hike, ski, cook and read.

    Prior to joining HAI, Nestor worked in Toronto as an analyst in several startups. He graduated from the University of Oxford in 2021 with an MPhil in Comparative Government (Distinction), and Harvard College in 2017 with an A.B. in Social Studies (Magna Cum Laude, PBK).

  • Caroline Meinhardt

    Caroline Meinhardt

    Policy Research Manager, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioCaroline Meinhardt is the policy research manager at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), where she develops and oversees policy research initiatives. She is passionate about harnessing AI governance research to inform policies that ensure the safe and responsible development of AI around the world—with a focus on research on the privacy implications of AI development, the implementation challenges of AI regulation, and the governance of large-scale AI models. Prior to joining HAI, Caroline worked as a China-focused consultant and analyst, managing and delivering in-depth research and strategic advice regarding China’s development and regulation of emerging technologies including AI. She holds a Master's in International Policy from Stanford University and a Bachelor's in Chinese Studies from the University of Cambridge.