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Joi Ito. Photo by Diana Levine (CC-BY 4.0).

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by Joi Ito

Joichi “Joi” Ito is an activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and scholar focusing on the ethics and governance of technology, tackling complex problems such as climate change, societal inequity, and redesigning the systems that support scholarship and science. As director of the MIT Media Lab and a Professor of the Practice in Media Arts and Sciences, he supports researchers at the Media Lab to deploy design, science, and technology such as AI, blockchain, and synthetic biology to transform society in substantial and positive ways.

The internet has been central to my life and career since I was in high school. The articles I’ve chosen reflect my interests in preserving the open internet I grew up with (and on) for my daughter, as it faces systemic challenges from human and algorithmic biases, over-regulation, proprietary platforms, and other threats.