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Wyatt Tessari L’Allié

Founder and Executive Director


Trained as a mechanical engineer and filmmaker, his passion for politics and world affairs first led him to take leadership roles in the climate movement, running for office three times between 2010 and 2015.

At the end of this period he came across writings on the implications of AI and other technologies, and this lead him to spend the next four years researching a wide range of topics and 21st century trends, writing a book and launching a nonprofit to promote discussion around these themes.

In 2021, he moved to Ottawa to get involved more directly in AI advocacy. This led him to bring together the various AI safety groups in Canada into a national organisation, which recently incorporated as AIGS Canada.