Baobao Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Baobao’s current research focuses on trust in digital technology and the governance of artificial intelligence (AI). Baobao studies (1) public and elite opinion toward AI, (2) how the American welfare state could adapt to the increasing automation of labor, and (3) attitudes toward Covid-19 surveillance technology. Baobao graduated with a PhD in political science (2020) and an MA in statistics (2015) from Yale University.
Through this fellowship, Baobao will bring together a public assembly of 40 participants randomly selected from the US public to learn about high-risk AI systems and deliberate about the governance of high-risk AI systems. If the project is successful, this method could be applied to other issues in AI policy, making policymaking more aligned with the preferences and priorities of the public.
AI2050 Community Perspective — Baobao Zhang (2023)