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Haroon Choudery

Co-founder, Executive Director

New York, NY

⚡️ Quick Bio

Haroon is the Co-founder and Executive Director at A.I. For Anyone. He holds a Master’s degree in Information and Data Science from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor's degree from Penn State University. He currently works at Arthur.ai as a Product Marketing Manager and has previously worked at firms—including Deloitte Consulting, Mark Cuban Companies, PayPal, Facebook, and NASA—at the intersection of product and data science. He is also a 2011 Gates Millennium Scholar.

🎓 Which school(s) did you attend?

Penn State University (Bachelors) and UC Berkeley (Masters)

💼 What is your job outside of AI4A?

Product Marketing Manager at an AI startup

🤖 Why does AI4A's mission resonate with you?

My primary motivation for co-founding A.I. For Anyone was to help bridge the knowledge gap between under-served communities and white-collar communities when it came to their understanding of artificial intelligence. As an immigrant whose father worked in a variety of labor jobs—as a taxi driver, tow-truck driver and poultry farmer—I’ve had the opportunity to see both sides of the fence. It bothered me that the underserved communities who would be most impacted by the effects of automation were the ones with the least understanding of the technology and how it will impact their livelihoods.

(I delivered a speech at Deloitte in 2019 where I explained my motivation for starting A.I. For Anyone. You can find the transcript here: The Dire Need for AI Education)

🎉 What is a fun fact about you?

A photo of me playing cricket was shared by Mark Zuckerberg on his official Facebook page.

🤗 What are some of your hobbies and interests?

Playing and watching sports, especially soccer and cricket. Exploring new restaurants in NYC with my wife.

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