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The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence and data science solutions to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all.

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Our experts

If you are interested in an interview for a story, the foundation’s president and vice president of Data and Society are available for comment in areas of their expertise.

President Vilas Dhar
As a technologist, lawyer, and human rights advocate, Vilas Dhar’s career has been dedicated to advancing the intersection of technology and social impact. He believes data and AI can be used for social good and that those affected by technology should be included in its design and application. He can offer expertise and insight on several timely topics such as the urgency of developing ethical AI, the role of philanthropy in the development of tech to benefit humanity, the disparate effects of technology on vulnerable communities, and building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive tech workforce.

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