Matthew Johnson

Dr. Matthew Johnson

Acting Chief of Responsible AI (RAI)

Office of the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer [CDAO]

Dr. Matthew Kuan Johnson serves as Acting Chief of Responsible AI (RAI) for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), where his team is based within the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO). The Responsible AI team builds the technical tools, assessments, processes & best practices, training, and culture within the Department that support the operationalization and implementation of Responsible AI and the DoD AI Ethical Principles – in addition to serving as the Department’s primary technical advisor on Responsible AI.
Dr. Johnson is also the Chief Architect of the DoD’s Responsible AI Toolkit and Web App, which contains integrated assessments, tools, and a risk management framework for implementing responsible AI and managing risk. Dr. Johnson's background is in philosophy and cognitive science, having earned a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, as well as degrees in Cognitive Science from the University of Cambridge (MPhil) and Yale University (BA). Previously, he consulted for Google AI and was a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. His areas of specialty are AI-enabled autonomy, generative AI/LLMs, human cognition, human machine teaming, algorithmic bias, and AI Ethics.

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