Daniel Zhang is the policy research manager and a social science research scholar at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). In this role, he develops and oversees HAI’s policy research programs, including policy briefs, white papers, workshops, and responses to government requests for information. Previously, he was the manager of the AI Index program where he led the development and research for its annual report that measures and evaluates 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 an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University, where he concentrated on technology policy and a B.A. in Politics & International Affairs from Furman University.

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