President of Chiba Institute of Technology
Digital Architect, Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Writer, and Scholar
Joichi "Joi" Ito is a digital architect, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, writer, and scholar focusing on the transformation of society and technology. He works to respond to complex challenges such as our democracy and governance, climate change, and redesigning systems of scholarship and science. He served as director of the MIT Media Lab from 2011 to 2019, where he co-founded the Ethics and Governance in Artificial Intelligence fund and co-led a joint MIT Media Lab and Harvard Law School Course called “Ethics and Governance in AI.” He has served on numerous other boards, including at The New York Times Company, Sony Corporation. He is a co-founder, board member, and chief architect of Digital Garage. He serves as the director of the Henkaku Center at Chiba Institute of Technology, where he design courses such as Probabilistic Programming. Ito is currently working on a book titled “Practice of Change” based on his Keio University PhD dissertation.