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CEO Alex Givens Recognized by Chronicle of Philanthropy for Leadership on AI

CDT President & CEO Alexandra Givens was originally featured on July 31, 2023 as one of The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “33 Leaders Standing Up to Big Tech in the Age of A.I.

We’ve copied and pasted a selection from the story below, and the full article can be found here.


Experts in artificial intelligence debate what they call P(doom) — the probability that A.I. will grow to such heights of power that it wipes out humanity. For some, a digital apocalypse is a matter of when, not if.

A small band of nonprofit advocates, meanwhile, is rallying against the immediate dangers of machine learning, algorithms, and other A.I. technologies.

Alexandra Reeve Givens, CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology. CDT — a long-standing advocacy and research group established in 1994 at the dawn of the internet — is a regular in congressional hearings, White House huddles, and op-eds in outlets like the New York Times. Under Givens — daughter of the late actor Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed after an accident — the organization has highlighted A.I.’s discrimination against people with disabilities.