Yonah Welker

Algorithmic Policy Expert & Former Expert at the Forbes Technology Council

  • Founded HardwareTech
  • Founded LikeHack
  • Former Expert at the World Economic Forum and Singularity University
  • Former Entrepreneur in Residence and Judge at INSEAD
  • Former Board Evaluator with MIT
  • Curated the world’s biggest SummitAI for humanity and neuromusem in Saudi Arabia

Yonah Welker is a world-leading expert on the algorithmic spectrum, advising leading organisations such as UNESCO, WHO and the OECD on algorithms and policies addressing human capacity, well-being and ability. Covering robotics, emerging learning, and social and human-centered AI, Yonah has been involved in the co-creation of emerging technologies and algorithms and has co-contributed to policy, ethics and research frameworks. Sharing his distinguished expertise on the role of social technologies and exclusion, he has spoken at over 60 prestigious events globally.

Educated at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he founded HardwareTech in 2005, a media platform, tech lab, and think tank specialising in pioneering hardware technology. In 2012, he founded LikeHack, a technology-focused company using Big Data for content creation. Yonah went on to become an Entrepreneur in Residence for Various Ecosystems and 500 Startups before becoming an Expert at the World Economic Forum and Singularity University, co-developing ideas for the future of tech.

In 2019, he became an Entrepreneur in Residence and Judge at INSEAD, advising the Rudolf and Valeria Maag Centre for Entrepreneurship on AI, robotics and accessibility. As a recognised authority on emerging technology, he became an Expert at the prestigious Forbes Technology Council. Yonah also served as an Advisor for Unit Ventures, Women in AI, BeMe.ai and the Global AI Summit. Moreover, he spent over eight years as a Board Evaluator with MIT, co-organising initiatives dedicated to the future of AI, robotics, learning, accessibility and diversity.

A thought leader in emerging technologies, such as AI and robotics, Yonah is an expert at creating technology portfolios addressing accessibility, neurodisability and algorithmic cities. He has authored frameworks for human-centered AI and technology, focusing on neuro/sensory and diversity issues. Yonah was sponsored by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to curate the world’s biggest SummitAI for humanity and neuromusem. With many illustrious contributions to neurodisability and emerging technology, Yonah has been featured in Forbes, UNESCO, the World Economic Forum and OECD. He is now a highly sought-after speaker on social technologies and inclusion, appearing at several eminent events, including Horasis Summit AI, Women in AI, Digital AI Conclave and the Dublin Tech Summit.

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