Matthijs Maas

Associate Fellow


Matthijs works on adaptive global governance approaches for AI technologies, with a particular focus on regimes for destabilizing uses of AI, such as in military contexts. His other research interests are on the effects of AI technology on international law itself, as well as conceptual frameworks for the regulation of emerging technologies. Matthijs has a PhD in Law from the University of Copenhagen, and a MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. He has previous experience working at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the Dutch Embassy in Beirut, amongst others.

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Comment on the EU’s world-first AI regulation: ‘an historic opportunity’

J Whittlestone, H Belfield, S Ó hÉigeartaigh, M Maas, A Hagerty, J Burden & S Avin. Comment on the EU’s world-first AI regulation: ‘an historic opportunity. Leverhulme CFI Website, posted 4 May 2021.

Consultation on the White Paper on AI – a European approach

Consultation on the White Paper on AI – a European approach Executive Summary: We are a group of academic researchers on AI, with positions at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Cambridge, and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence – a leading international centre in AI ethics. We […]

Long-Term Trajectories of Human Civilization

Long-Term Trajectories of Human Civilization. Foresight 21(1):53-83 (2019), doi 10.1108/FS-04-2018-0037 Abstract:Purpose: This paper formalizes long-term trajectories of human civilization as a scientific and ethical field of study. The long-term trajectory of human civilization can be defined as the path that human civilization takes during the entire future time period in which human civilization could continue to […]


Matthijs Maas

Governance, ethics and responsible innovation

Ensuring that the impacts of AI are beneficial in the near and long-term requires engaging with the principles and practices that underpin the development and deployment of AI. It requires shaping governance at the national and international level. And it requires the development of a global, cooperative community working fruitfully together to ensure that AI […]