Engineer, Entrepreneur, Technologist

Daniel Pedraza is passionate about leveraging technology at scale. He relates with techno-optimist philosophies but is fully aware of the risks inherent in all new technology. Daniel was recently selected to participate in the 2018 Assembly program held at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab, where he will be part of a cohort looking at challenges and governance of AI. Daniel is cofounder of Veilos, a deep-learning startup rethinking global insights for agriculture. As data innovation specialist for the United Nations Global Pulse, Daniel has looked at open challenges to harnessing data for sustainable development and humanitarian action. An advisor to N Square, Daniel helps spark tech-related ideas to nuclear threat reduction. As a child Daniel dreamed of becoming an astronaut, leading him to study aerospace engineering, focusing on computational methods and aerodynamics.

I’m most excited to work on projects that… tackle complex problems with global impact.

I’m looking for partners that can help me… make things happen, challenge the status quo, and break things!

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… delivering actual near-term impact.

Innovations in my field I’m most excited to work on… center around bolstering the use of AI for the public good, and raising awareness to an understanding that AI (& technology) do not exist in a vacuum but often have policy implications.