Head of Content and AI,
Public Policy and Government Relations, Google Asia Pacific
Based in Hong Kong, Jake leads Google's work with government, academia, industry and civil society to utilize AI to achieve economic and social benefit around the region and supports APAC in global AI governance conversations, including the protection of human rights. On the content side, he works to leverage Google's content platforms and expertise to promote digital citizenship, education, economic growth and pluralism, as well as combating harmful content that violates human rights.
Prior to joining Google he worked on a range of law and policy issues for the United Nations, INGOs and as a consultant for the Thai government, for which he helped redesign the migrant labour regulatory scheme to prevent human trafficking. Originally from the US, he has lived full time in the APAC region since 2010 and speaks fluent Thai and intermediate Spanish. He holds a juris doctorate (law) from Yale University and a BA, summa cum laude, in politics and philosophy from University of Missouri.