Decentralized Identity: How to surf the wave of Crypto and AI without getting REKT
It's our pleasure to introduce Puja Ohlhaver, an influential voice in the intersection of law, technology, and innovative social structures, as our keynote speaker for the Identity Hackathon. Puja brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and invaluable expertise in exploring the realms of decentralized identity and its implications in cryptocurrency and AI. We are also honored to have her as a distinguished judge for our Identity HackathonWith her robust background as a lawyer and technologist, Puja has carved out a niche in leveraging legal acumen to navigate the intricate worlds of blockchain and artificial intelligence.
She holds a pivotal role at the Getting Plurality Research Group, nestled within the prestigious Harvard Safra Center for Ethics, where she diligently explores ethical and practical applications of technology in our modern society.Puja has co-authored “Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul” alongside luminaries like Glen Weyl and Vitalik Buterin, bringing forth a thoughtful exploration of Web3 and its potential impact on societal structures.
Her insightful writings have found platforms across various high-impact publications, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, and WIRED, instigating thought-provoking discussions in the tech-legal domain.Before immersing herself in the tech world, Puja practiced law at the renowned Skadden, Arps, where she navigated complex legal terrains, enriching her perspective which she would later bring into the technological and entrepreneurial fields. Her entrepreneurial spirit is evidenced by her founding of ClearPath Surgical, Inc., a company dedicated to advancing women’s healthcare.
Puja envisions a harmonized digital future where decentralized identity intertwines with regulatory compliance and governance, ensuring a vibrant, secure, and equitable digital ecosystem. The emphasis is on a system that appreciates the comprehensive and nuanced nature of identity, leveraging it to navigate legal and ethical challenges in the crypto and AI domains.
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