Terah Lyons

Terah Lyons

EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE

Terah is an Executive in Residence at Zetta, working to identify and support early-stage founders building AI technology companies in critical new domains.

Terah has focused her career on building capacity across sectors for more effective AI development and governance. Previously, she was Founding Executive Director of the Partnership on AI, a multi-stakeholder non-profit initiative focused on advancing the benefits and addressing the challenges of artificial intelligence. In the Obama Administration, she served as Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she co-directed the White House’s Future of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, which facilitated stakeholders in the public and private domains to frame the first domestic policy strategy on machine intelligence.

Terah sits on the Steering Committee of Stanford's AI Index project, and previously served on the Study Panel for Stanford's One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100). She is an Advisor to the Administrative Conference of the United States on the use of artificial intelligence in Federal agencies, and has been an Executive Fellow with the Tech Talent Project, a Mozilla Foundation Technology Policy Fellow, and a Fellow with the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is a graduate of Harvard University.