Sam Gregory

Sam Gregory is Program Director of WITNESS, an organization that helps people use video and technology to defend human rights. Sam’s current work focuses on the threats and opportunities as emerging technologies such as AI intersect with disinformation, media manipulation, and rising authoritarianism. An expert on new forms of misinformation and disinformation as well as innovations in preserving trust and authenticity he leads WITNESS' global 'don't panic, prepare' work on emerging threats such as deepfakes (wit.to/Synthetic-Media-Deepfakes) and emerging solutions such as authenticity infrastructure and on new opportunities such as livestreamed and co-present storytelling for action and smartphone witnessing for human rights. A former Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (YGL 2012-17), he is on the Technology Advisory Board of the ICC, co-chairs the Partnership on AI’s Expert Group on AI and the Media and previously taught at the Harvard Kennedy School.civic participation via visual and social media.