Advisory Board

Susan Oh

Susan Oh is a recovering journalist, conscious rebel, and idealist without illusions. She is an autodidact civic technologist in AI and blockchain. She is founder and advisor to benevolent AI and blockchain startups, including the Hoboken Smart City project, Zurich-based, and IVEP Dubtokens.

Formerly a journalist, she speaks around the world on the importance of data sovereignty, blockchain and tokenomics, and for responsible development of human-centric AI. She is based in New York City.

In this era of misleading disinformation and fake news, Susan founded MKR AI, a company that uses AI to flag disinformation. They use blockchain, offering token rewards to users who are invited to verify, annotate, and curate stories that have value. It is their hypothesis that the spread of disinformation is a problem of shareability, technology, and ideology, a great way to promote confirmation bias. MKR AI is an AI Partners Fund portfolio company, built by Crane AI, and trained by Trane AI.

Susan is a governing member of Blockchain For Impact at UN General Assembly and is recipient of The Quantum Impact Award #DecadeOfWomen in partnership with the UN GA as one of Top Ten Frontier Women in Digital.

She started her career as a journalist and project manager at CNBC Asia after she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Ryerson University. She was travel correspondent for Hong Kong Holiday Magazine and at the same time working as a freelancer at Economist Intelligence Unit, Newsweek International, and The Independent based in Hong Kong.

She became associate editor for Maclean’s Magazine in 1999 and appeared weekly on-air at U8TV between 2001 and 2002. In the same year she became Creative Writer at Oh! Communication in Toronto, worked as a reporter and producer for CBS Radio & TV, while she frelanced and traveled as a Entertainment writer. She joined Corus Entertainment in 2007 where she was Creative Writer until 2007 when she again joined Oh! Communication as a Journalist and Advisor to Startups, where she still works today. In 2017, she worked on the AI Blockchain Industry at Trane AI and soon founded MKR AI in the same year.

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