Karen Hao has joined The Atlantic as a contributing writer covering artificial intelligence.
She most recently was at The Wall Street Journal covering China technology and society.
Hao had previously been senior artificial intelligence editor at MIT Technology Review. Hao wrote a weekly newsletter called The Algorithm, which was named one of the best newsletters on the internet in 2019 by The Webby Awards. Her work has also won a Front Page Award and been short-listed for the Sigma and Ambies Awards.
Prior to joining the Technology Review, she was a tech reporter and data scientist at Quartz and an application engineer at the first startup to spin out of Google X.
She received her B.S. in mechanical engineering and minor in energy studies from MIT.