Ariel Conn is the Director of Media and Outreach for the Future of Life Institute, where she leads collaborations with various organizations and oversees outreach and communication efforts. Her work covers a range of fields, including the safety of artificial intelligence (AI), AI policy, autonomous weapons, nuclear weapons, biotechnology, and climate change. She’s recently focused on bridging the gap between technical experts and policy makers, both in the U. S. and internationally, and she has presented on the floor of the United Nations.
She holds a B.A. in English, a B.S. in physics, and an M.S. in geophysics, and she has nearly two decades of experience mixing advertising, marketing, and scientific research. She’s worked with NASA, the Idaho National Laboratory, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, MIT, and Virginia Tech.
She previously worked for the ad agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners where she created a got milk? ad.