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David Dao AI for Sustainable Development, ETH Zurich Founder, GainForest; WEF Global Shaper

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David Dao is the founder of GainForest, a non-profit grantee of Microsoft’s AI for Earth program, aiming to reverse the deterioration of nature by combining decentralized finance with intelligent ecosystem monitoring. He is a Ph.D. student at ETH Zurich building AI and Data Systems for Sustainable Development and is leading the Climate + AI initiative at DS3Lab, mapping the ethical use of AI, and directing the Kara research project with Stanford and UC Berkeley.

David is a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum, Nature Lead of Climate Change AI, and a Climate Leader at Climate Reality Project. Previously, David was an engineer in Silicon Valley, a research fellow at Berkeley AI Research (BAIR), Stanford University, and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.