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Lindsay Gorman

Fellow for Emerging Technology

Alliance for Securing Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

District of Columbia


Artificial Intelligence Computer Science Cryptography Cybersecurity Government Information Technology Intellectual Property International Policy Legislation Mathematics Military National Security Policy Privacy Research

A quantum physicist and machine learning developer, Lindsay is the Emerging Technology Fellow at GMF's Alliance for Securing Democracy. She researches how authoritarian regimes use, abuse, and derive competitive advantages from emerging technologies – including AI, quantum computing, FinTech, IoT, and the tech platforms–and what democracies can do about it.

She is the founder of tech and policy consulting firm Politech Advisory, working with start-ups and venture capital firms in AI and FinTech, and a former adjunct fellow in CSIS's Technology Policy Program. Lindsay's government experience includes the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and advising Senator Mark Warner on AI, FinTech, cyber warfare, 21st century capitalism, and the future of work. She cut her technical chops programming machine learning systems for the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge and published a foundational Nature Physics paper on topological insulators. Lindsay holds an A.B in physics from Princeton and an M.S. in applied physics from Stanford.

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Keywords: Artificial intelligence, AI, quantum computing, tech, authoritarianism, surveillance, unmanned warfare, autonomous, UUV, self-driving cars, FinTech, blockchain, internet of things, 5G, cybersecurity, cyber policy, disinformation, social media, content moderation, platform transparency, genetic engineering, tech policy, data governance, data protection, data and privacy, securing democracy