John C. Havens

Executive Director, Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

John C. Havens is Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems and The Council on Extended Intelligence. He is the author of Heartificial Intelligence and Hacking Happiness (Penguin/Random House) He is also a contributing writer for Mashable, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post. A former EVP for a top-ten global PR firm, he has counseled clients like Gillette, HP, and Merck on emerging and social media issues, and has been quoted on issues relating to technology, business, and well being by USA Today, Fast Company, BBC News, Mashable, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Forbes, INC, PR Week, and Advertising Age. Havens was also a professional actor in New York City for over 15 years, appearing in principal roles on Broadway, television, and film.