Aviv Ovadya is affiliated with Harvard's Berkman Klein Center, a visiting researcher at Cambridge University's Center for the Future of Intelligence, and consults for technology companies, civil society organizations, and funders. He researches and supports approaches for technology governance, building on insights from offline deliberative democracy and AI-augmented deliberation technology. After receiving his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in computer science from MIT and a stint in industry, Ovadya transitioned to focusing exclusively on the societal implications of technology, through academic fellowships, working in roles such as the chief technologist for the Center for Social Media Responsibility (University of Michigan), and consulting for and advising organizations, including the Partnership on AI, the Civic Health Project, and Cohere. His work has been covered by NPR, The Economist, and The New York Times, and his writing has been published by Bloomberg, Harvard Business Review, the MIT Technology Review, and The Washington Post.
Bridging Systems: Open Problems for Countering Destructive Divisiveness Across Ranking, Recommenders, and Governance
How "bridging" can promote on- and offline social collaboration, productive deliberation, and trust