Irene Solaiman North America 2022

Irene Solaiman is an AI safety and policy expert. She is currently Policy Director at Hugging Face, where she is conducting social impact research and building public policy. She also advises responsible AI initiatives at OECD and IEEE. Her research includes AI alignment, algorithmic fairness, and combating misuse and malicious use. Her recent speeches include guest lectures at Harvard University and technical talks at large AI labs.

Irene formerly built AI policy at Zillow Group. Before that, she led public policy at OpenAI, where she initiated and led bias and social impact research. Notably, her research on adapting GPT-3 behavior received a spotlight at NeurIPS 2021. She also advised policymakers on responsible autonomous decision-making and privacy as a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center.

Outside of work, Irene enjoys her ukulele, making bad puns, and mentoring underrepresented people in tech. Irene holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Maryland and a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.