柯尚牧 | Сэмюэль Куртис
You can call me Sam.
My interests span the ethics and governance of emerging (bio)technology, from large language models and synthetic media to biometric surveillance tools and gene drives.
Presently, I am an AI Policy Researcher & Project Manager at The Future Society, where I focus on approaches to monitoring and auditing AI systems. Recently, I was a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace at Middlebury Chinese School, a Facilitator of the ITU's Generation Connect Americas Youth Group, and a Learning Community Fellow at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute.
I received an MSc in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University through the Schwarzman Scholars program and a BA in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology from Whitman College.
My past employment includes a translational cancer therapeutics internship at the biotech SeaGen, working as an English instructor in Almaty (Kazakhstan) through Princeton in Asia, and researching North Korea's nuclear development with the former Economic Advisor to the President of Kazakhstan. I also had a brief but unforgettable foray into acting in Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella with an English-speaking community theater while living in Almaty. I speak English (native), Russian (advanced), and am learning Mandarin Chinese (pre-intermediate).