John C. Havens
Executive Director, IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
The Executive Director of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, John helps define guidelines for beneficial relationships between humans and their increasingly clever machine counterparts. His mission is to educate, train, and empower people involved with developing these future technologies in order to improve outcomes for all.
He has authored the books Hacking Happiness and Heartificial Intelligence in addition to contributing to The Guardian, Mashable, and Slate. He also spent a number of years a professional actor. Whether in discussing ethics, researching the connections between happiness and technology, or playing the guitar, John is “seeking Eudaimonia” and unafraid to experiment by finding joy in his own life.