Urs Gasser


Technical University of Munich

Dean, Professor of Public Policy, Governance, and Innovative Technology

Urs Gasser is professor of public policy, governance, and innovative technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), where he serves as dean of the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology and rector of the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy. He co-leads the TUM Generative AI Task Force and founded the Quantum Social Lab at the TUM Think Tank. Before joining TUM, Gasser was executive director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and professor of practice at Harvard Law School. He served on Angela Merkel's Digital Council, the Colombian President's Commission of Experts on AI, and is currently chair of Thailand's International Policy Advisory Panel on AI. He is also a member of the WEF Resilient Governance and Regulation Working Group, and the UNSECO High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on the implementation of the AI recommendation, among other committees. Together with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, he is the author of “Guardrails: Guiding Human Decisions in the Age of AI” published by Princeton University Press in March 2024.


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