Nestor Maslej is a CIGI fellow and research manager at the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) at Stanford University, where he manages the AI Index and Global AI Vibrancy Tool. He also leads research projects that study artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of technical advancement, ethical concerns and policy making. By developing tools that track the advancement of AI, Nestor hopes to make the AI space more accessible to policy makers.
Nestor also speaks frequently about trends in AI. He has delivered presentations about the AI Index to teams at the World Economic Forum, the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, and the Global Arena Research Institute. Nestor has also testified before Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on the use and impact of facial recognition technology in Canada.
Prior to joining HAI, Nestor worked in Toronto, Canada, as an analyst for several start-ups. He graduated from the University of Oxford in 2021 with an M.Phil. in comparative government, using machine-learning methodologies to study the Canadian residential school system for Indigenous children. He also received a B.A. in social studies from Harvard College in 2017.