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Donald Martin, Jr.


Donald Martin, Jr. is Head of Societal Context Understanding Tools & Solutions, Responsible AI & Human-Centered Technology at Google Research. He focuses on driving equitable innovation in the spaces where Google's products and services interact with society and understanding the intersections between Trust and Safety, Machine Learning (ML) Fairness and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver and founded its National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter. Donald has over 30 years of technology leadership experience in the telecommunications and information technology industries. He has held CIO, CTO, COO, and product manager positions at global software development companies and telecommunications service providers. Donald holds a US utility patent for "problem modeling in resource optimization." His most recent publication is the Harvard Business Review article "AI Engineers Need to Think Beyond Engineering.”

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