Sam Gregory is an award-winning technologist, media-maker, and advocate, and Program Director of WITNESS (www.witness.org) which helps people use video and technology to defend human rights.
An expert on new forms of misinformation and disinformation as well as innovations in preserving trust, authenticity and evidence, he leads WITNESS’ work on global Technology Threats and Opportunities related to the nexus of broader use of AI and increasing audiovisual and immersive communication and trends in both smartphone witnessing and rising authoritarianism. In coordination with technical researchers, policy-makers, companies, media organizations, journalists and civic activists WITNESS's 'Prepare, Don't Panic' initiative builds better globally-inclusive preparedness for malicious usages of synthetic media (wit.to/Synthetic-Media-Deepfakes) including current work on deepfake detection equity, deepfake ethics and satire, and emerging standards in authenticity infrastructure.
Quoted in major media worldwide, he publishes frequently on technology and human rights and has spoken at Davos and the White House. Sam is a former Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, is on the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court, co-chaired the Partnership on AI’s Expert Group on AI and the Media and previously taught 2010-2018 at the Harvard Kennedy School.