Daniel Zhang is the senior manager for policy initiatives at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) where he leads the Institute's policy research, outreach, and education initiatives. With the goal of developing evidence-based AI policy recommendations, his research interests lie at the intersection of technology policy, governance, and societal impact, including translational and original research on AI regulation and standards, the geopolitical implication of emerging technology, and the governance of large-scale ML models.
Daniel is also a member of the High-Level Expert Group on AI Ethics at UNESCO, advising the agency on the implementation of its Recommendation on the Ethics of AI. Previously, he was the manager of the AI Index where he lead-authored the 2021 and 2022 annual reports that measure and evaluate the rapid rate of AI advancement.
Before Stanford, he worked on global AI talent flows and security risks at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology and public education policy at the Riley Institute Center for Education and Leadership. Daniel holds a Master's in Security Studies from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he concentrated on technology policy, and a Bachelor's from Furman University.