Partner at FoundersX Ventures, a cross-stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. He is the co-founder and Chair of the AI Initiative within The Future Society—a 501(c)3 incubated at Harvard Kennedy School—where he engages a wide range of global stakeholders to study, discuss and shape the governance of AI.

At the AI Initiative, Cyrus co-leads the Global Data Access Framework (GDAF) project with the Executive Office of the UN SG (Global Pulse) and McKinsey (Noble Purpose AI), and the Collective and the Augmented Intelligence Against COVID-19 (CAIAC) project with Stanford HAI, advised by leading UN agencies.

Cyrus served as the Advisor to the UAE Minister of Artificial Intelligence at the Prime Minister’s Office, and has been leading for the past 3 years the Global Governance of AI Roundtable (GGAR) at the World Government Summit in Dubai.

He is a member of the OECD Expert Group on AI (ONE AI), the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence, the Council on Extended Intelligence (MIT-IEEE), and a is co-author of IEEE Ethically Aligned Design. Cyrus is part of the steering committee of AI Commons, Member of the AI Ethics Board of Smart Dubai, and is an AI Governance Advisor at Shanghai Institute for Science of Science (SISS).

He was educated at Sciences Po Paris, where he later was a Lecturer; M.A. (Hons) Paris II University in Defense, Geostrategy and Industrial Dynamics; M.P.A. Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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