Mark Greaves

Executive Director, AI2050

Mark Greaves is the Executive Director, AI2050. An initiative of Schmidt Sciences, AI2050 supports exceptional people working on key opportunities and hard problems that are critical to get right for society to benefit from AI.

Prior to joining Schmidt Sciences, Mark was a senior leader in AI and data analytics within the National Security Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he created and managed large research programs in AI on behalf of the US Government. Prior to this, Mark was Director of Knowledge Systems at Vulcan Inc., the private asset management company for Paul Allen, where he led global research teams in question–answering textbooks, large knowledge graphs, semantic web, and crowdsourcing. Prior to Vulcan, Mark was Director of DARPA’s Joint Logistics Technology Office and Program Manager in DARPA’s Information Exploitation Office. At DARPA, he directed national research programs in semantic web technology, formal ontology specification, logistics and supply chain control technologies, and the application of software agent technology to problems of distributed control of complex systems-of-systems. Mark was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for his contributions to US national security while serving at DARPA.

He holds a BA in Cognitive Science from Amherst College, an MS in Computer Science from UCLA, and a PhD in Philosophy from Stanford University.