Gregory C. Allen

Director, Wadhwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies

Gregory C. Allen is the director of the Wadhwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies and a senior fellow in the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to joining CSIS, he was the director of strategy and policy at the Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, where he oversaw development and implementation of the DOD’s AI Strategy, drove policy and human capital reforms to accelerate the DOD’s adoption of AI, developed mechanisms for AI governance and ethics, and led frequent diplomatic engagements with governments and militaries in Europe and the Indo-Pacific regions, including China. Mr. Allen’s expertise and professional experience spans AI, robotics, semiconductors, space technology, and national security. Prior to working at the DOD, he was the head of market analysis and competitive strategy at Blue Origin, a space technology manufacturer and space launch services provider. Mr. Allen’s writing and commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington PostThe EconomistNature, CNN, Fox News, Foreign Policy, and WIRED. He holds a joint MPP/MBA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School.

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