Board of Directors

Guiding AI2

Each member of our Board of Directors brings unique expertise and depth of experience to help guide AI2’s institution-level goals and direction.

  • Trustee, Paul G. Allen Trust
Co-founder and Chair, Allen Institute
Co-founder and Chair, Paul G. Allen Family FoundationJody AllenTrustee, Paul G. Allen Trust, Co-founder and Chair, Allen Institute, Co-founder and Chair, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
  • Photo of Ana Mari Cauce.Ana Mari CaucePresident of the University of Washington
  • Hope Cochran's Profile PhotoHope CochranManaging Director, Madrona Venture Group
  • New Personal PhotoAli Farhadi CEO of AI2, Professor at the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Managing Director (Vulcan Capital)Steve HallVenture Partner, Cercano Management
  • Chief Executive Officer, Vale Group (fka Vulcan)Bill Hilf (Chairman)Chief Executive Officer, Vale Group (fka Vulcan)
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, Founding Director of UW's eScience InstituteEd LazowskaBill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, UW Adjunct Professor of Oceanography, Senior Data Science Fellow at UW eScience Institute
  • Peter Lee's Profile PhotoPeter LeeCorporate Vice President, Microsoft Research & Incubations

Our Founder

Paul G. Allen launched the Allen Institute for AI in 2014 to explore critical questions in the field of AI. His philanthropy allows us to push the boundaries of fundamental AI research and to find high-impact ways to deploy these new technologies for the benefit of humanity.

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