E. Glen Weyl

Founder of Microsoft Research’s Special Project the Plural Technology Collaboratory, RadicalxChange and the Plurality Institute.

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Generative AI, the metaverse, artificial intelligence and social networks are transforming our society and economy, and core social values like democracy and pluralism.  Glen Weyl is the world’s leading expert on how to harness these emerging tools to advance support, advance and renew those values.

He is co-author of the 2018 Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, with Puja Ohlhaver and Vitalik Buterin of the 2022 paper “Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul” (which is one of the 30 most downloaded papers of all time on the Social Science Research network in its first year) and is working on an open, Web3-based collaborative book project with Taiwan’s Digital Minister, Audrey Tang, Plurality: Technology for Cooperative Diversity and Democracy.  He is also the author of dozens of scholarly and popular articles in journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Economic Review, the Harvard Law Review, the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation and the New York Times.

Glen is the founder of:

Plurality Institute: The professional body for a growing field of technology research focused on facilitating cooperation across social difference

RadicalxChange Foundation: The world’s leadingsocial movement focused on using advanced technology to radically reimagine democracy and the economy.

He has been recognized as one of the 10 most influential people in blockchain by CoinDesk, as one of the 25 people shaping the next 25 years of technology by WIRED and as one of the 50 most influential people by Bloomberg Businessweek. He graduated as Valedictorian of his Princeton undergraduate class in 2007 and received his PhD in economics also from Princeton in 2008.

For more information, read his full bio here.

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