Karen Hao is the senior AI reporter at MIT Technology Review, covering the field’s cutting-edge research and its impacts on society. She writes a weekly newsletter called The Algorithm, which was named one of the best newsletters on the internet in 2018 by The Webby Awards, and co-produces the podcast In Machines We Trust, which won a 2020 Front Page Award.
Prior to MIT Tech Review, she was a tech reporter and data scientist at Quartz. In a past life, she was also an application engineer at the first startup to spin out of Alphabet’s X. She received her B.S. in mechanical engineering and minor in energy studies from MIT.