Helen Toner is Director of Strategy at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). She previously worked as a Senior Research Analyst at the Open Philanthropy Project, where she advised policymakers and grantmakers on AI policy and strategy. Between working at Open Philanthropy and joining CSET, Toner lived in Beijing, studying the Chinese AI ecosystem as a Research Affiliate of Oxford University’s Center for the Governance of AI. She has written for Foreign Affairs and other outlets on the national security implications of AI and machine learning for China and the United States, and she has testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Toner holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Diploma in Languages from the University of Melbourne.

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