Matthijs Maas

Matthijs Maas

Senior Research Fellow

Institute for Law & AI


Dr. Matthijs Maas is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Law & AI; a research affiliate with the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (University of Cambridge), and a non-residential research associate at King’s College, University of Cambridge.

His work focuses on mapping theories of change for long-term AI governance, different international institutional designs for AI, the effect of AI on international law, and arms control regimes for military uses of AI technology.

Matthijs received a PhD in Law from the University of Copenhagen, and a MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. He has previous experience working at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the Dutch Embassy in Beirut, amongst others.

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  • Artificial Intelligence Governance
  • Effects of AI on International Law
  • Existential risk mitigation
  • International Institutional & Regime Design
  • PhD in Law, 2021

    University of Copenhagen

  • MSc International Relations, 2013

    University of Edinburgh

  • BA in Arts, 2012

    University College Utrecht, University of Utrecht

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