Sam Gregory (Program Director - WITNESS)

Sam Gregory is Program Director of WITNESS (www.witness.org) which supports anyone, anywhere to use video and technology to fight for human rights.

Founded after the Rodney King incident, WITNESS has more than 25 years of experience in 100+ countries, supporting critical uses of video to secure accountability, reaching millions of people with skills and tools, and maximizing civic participation via visual and social media.

An award-winning technologist, media-maker and advocate Sam currently leads work around emerging opportunities and threats to journalism and activism including innovation in eyewitness video and live-streaming, tools to better authenticate media and the challenges of AI and malicious deepfakes (https://lab.witness.org/projects/synthetic-media-and-deep-fakes/) He has spoken at Davos and the White House, and taught at Harvard from 2010-18 on participatory media and human rights. He is Co-Chair of the Partnership on AI’s Working Group on Social and Societal Influence.

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