Ben is a leading expert on generative AI and authoritarianism

Ben has been interviewed by CNN, Financial Times, and Meet The Press while his research on Russian and Chinese online information operations has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Nature, and Bloomberg. Ben's writings have been reprinted and translated into ten languages.


Ben currently serves as CTO and President of Omelas, a firm that tracks authoritarian influence online, as a senior fellow at the Center for European Policy and Analysis, and a Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. He has written over 100 pieces for the Center for European Policy and is the author of a chapter on the technical challenges of data summarization in the upcoming book Bad Data, published by O'Reilly. Ben speaks Arabic, French, Farsi, and Russian. Ben is an avid AI filmmaker and his video's regularly are among the most watched AI films on YouTube. 


Ben produces videos with the assistance of AI image and voice generators and animators:

Alexandria Ultima Episode 2
Alexandria Ultima Episode 1

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