Brittany Smith

Research Associate


Brittany Smith is the Head of UK Policy and Partnerships at OpenAI.
Brittany has held roles working at the intersection of AI and equity in industry, civil society, and philanthropy. Most recently, she was a Program Officer on AI2050, a philanthropic initiative within Schmidt Futures designed to support multi-disciplinary research on beneficial AI. Prior to joining Schmidt Futures, Brittany was the Policy Director at Data & Society Research Institute, a nonprofit research institute challenging the power and purpose of technology in society. She also worked at Alphabet in a range of policy and government affairs roles in London and San Francisco. At DeepMind, she helped build the company’s first policy and ethics research team, and subsequently led partnerships and public engagement on a range of AI policy issues. She also created and led new programs on human rights and racial justice.


She is a member of the Board of Directors of Partnership on AI, and graduated from Northwestern University and the London School of Economics.

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Brittany Smith