Lennart Heim is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Governance of AI (GovA), where he leads their Compute Governance work. His research focuses on the role of compute for advanced AI systems and how compute can be leveraged as an instrument for AI governance, with an emphasis on policy development and security implications.
Lennart’s publications cover the impacts and governance of advanced AI systems and empirical trends in machine learning, such as compute, data, and AI hardware. His research has been cited in Time, Foreign Policy, the Economist, the Financial Times, and the Atlantic.
He has provided policy and technical advice to several governmental agencies and leading tech companies, including the US and UK Government. He’s also a member of the OECD.AI Expert Group on AI Compute and Climate, a Pro Forecaster at InferPub, and an advisor to Epoch, an organization investigating the trajectory of AI.
Previously, he worked as a consultant for OECD.AI and as a machine learning researcher at ETH Zürich. He has a background in computer engineering and studied at ETH Zürich and RWTH Aachen.