Johannes Anttila

Senior Expert

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What kinds of technologies do we actually want to live with?

This is the question that Johannes keeps returning to in his work. Be it about working towards a shared vision in a national level AI program, building worker-led strategies towards emerging technologies or assessing the impacts of algorithms on democracy, Johannes believes that there is no separating people (or the planet) from technology.

At Demos Helsinki, Johannes has worked with, e.g., the UN, different ministries and Prime Minister’s Offices across the world, labor unions and some of the world’s largest technology companies as well as projects funded by the European Commission’s Horizon programmes and the Strategic Research Council of the Finnish Academy. Currently Johannes is working on, for example, democratic AI governance (the KT4D project), different facets of ethical technology development in human-robot interaction (the ARISE project), breakages of algorithmic systems in the public sector and imagining better futures about technology (REPAIR) as well as algorithmic management in Nordic workplaces with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies.

In 2023, Johannes was selected as one of the 35 under 35 Future Leaders on global governance, challenges of emerging technologies and regulation by the Barcelona Center for International Relations and Santander. Johannes previously served for 3 years on the Board of Directors of Demos Helsinki, including one year as chair. He is also the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Finnish Information Society Development Centre TIEKE.

Outside of work, Johannes is a pub quiz aficionado, competing even on a national level. And truth be told – in pub quizzes, just as in all other things, teamwork makes the dream work.

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