Lindsay Gorman


About Lindsay Gorman

Lindsay Gorman was the senior fellow and head of the technology and geopolitics team at the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) at the German Marshall Fund and a venture scientist with Deep Science Ventures. A quantum physicist and computer scientist by training, she leads ASD’s work on AI and democracy, US-China technology competition, and transatlantic innovation.

Lindsay most recently served as a senior adviser in the Biden White House on AI, democracy, and national security issues. At the Office of Science Technology and National Security Council, she crafted US technology competition and national security strategy and led international technology initiatives through the US-EU Trade and Technology Council and Quad. In particular, she founded and led the US-EU AI cooperation workstream in the Trade and Technology Council. She was also the principal architect of the Advancing Technology for Democracy agenda of the Presidential Initiative for Democratic Renewal, which included multilateral initiatives on export controls, privacy-preserving AI, and democracy-affirming technologies.

Prior to serving in the White House, Lindsay spent over a decade at the intersection of technology development and national security policy. She is the former CEO and managing director of a technology consulting firm she founded, Politech Advisory, where she advised start-up and venture capital clients. She has served as an expert contributor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission on international technology standards; technology adviser to US Senator Mark Warner; consultant to Schmidt Futures on 5G; and fellow with National Academy of Sciences. Her technical background includes building self-driving cars for the DARPA Urban Challenge.

Lindsay regularly delivers keynote addresses and briefs senior leaders across the Atlantic on China’s technology ambitions and building a democratic approach to emerging technologies. She has recently testified before the U.S. Congress and Australian Parliament on AI and technology innovation. Her research and analyses have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, and she frequently appears in TV and radio interviews on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NPR, BBC, and Bloomberg. She is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Truman National Security Project, and an awardee of the US State Department Speaker Program. She holds a BA in Physics from Princeton University and an MS in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

Online Harms White Paper: Open Consultation Submission to the U.K. Parliament

The following is an introduction to the submission by ASD Intern Amber Frankland In April 2019, the United Kingdom’s Home Office published its Online Harms White Paper, which proposed a regulatory framework designed to address the prevalence of “il [...]

2024-02-07T13:13:25-05:00June 27, 2019|By , and |

Nine Questions Lawmakers Should Ask at the June 13th Hearing on AI and Deepfakes

On Thursday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will host a panel of experts to discuss the national security challenges posed by artificial intelligence (AI), manipulated media, and “deepfake” technology. The committee will examin [...]

2024-02-07T13:07:43-05:00June 12, 2019|By , , and |
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