Matthijs is a Senior Research Fellow (Law & AI) and Head of AI Research at the Legal Priorities Project; a Research Affiliate at CSER, and a non-residential research associate at King’s College, University of Cambridge. His work focuses on mapping theories of change for long-term AI governance.
At CSER, Matthijs’s work, conducted as part of the AI-FAR team, focused on adaptive global governance for extreme technological risks, with a particular focus on regimes for high-stakes uses of AI technology. As part of this, he researched the ways in which military AI technologies could contribute to global catastrophic risks; the effects of AI technology on international law itself, and the history of cases of unilateral and multilateral technological restraint. He also led a submission of input on the UK Government’s National Resilience Strategy. Matthijs retains active research collaborations with AI-FAR and CSER.
Prior to joining CSER, Matthijs received a PhD in Law from the University of Copenhagen, and a MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. He has previous experience working at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the Dutch Embassy in Beirut, amongst others.
Personal website: https://www.matthijsmaas.com/