Our Mission
Facilitate community-focused AI resources across the country
We meet people where they are to enable the next wave of transformative technology by a representative, new, diverse generation of the AI workforce.
SeedAI
Behind the name
We're bringing together the components of AI development and packaging them so that any community can grow an AI ecosystem.
SeedAI - The Name
Our Launch Event
Launch Sizzle
At our policy summit, we brought together leaders from Congress, the Administration, academia, tech companies, and startups, to lay the foundation for how we can build and support new federal programs to create national AI resources.
Our People
Meet the minds behind SeedAI
Our team brings extensive experience from Congress, the executive branch, advocacy organizations, startups, tech companies, and other NGOs. We’re dedicated to building a solid foundation for AI in America.
Austin Carson, CEO

Austin is the Founder and President of SeedAI, a nonprofit established to work with a diverse group of policymakers, academics, and private sector experts to help communities across the United States access the resources they need to engage with AI.

Previously, Austin established and led the DC government affairs operation for NVIDIA, translating NVIDIA’s expertise in artificial intelligence and high performance computing for policymakers. Prior to joining NVIDIA, he held a number of public sector and NGO positions, serving as Legislative Director for Chairman Michael McCaul and Executive Director for the Technology Freedom Institute. Austin co-founded the Congressional Tech Staff Association, co-led the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and the Congressional High Tech Caucus, and is a founding fellow of the Internet Law and Policy Foundry.

Micah Morgan, Head of Public Affairs

As a researcher, Micah integrates critical studies into UX/UI practices. She is an inaugural member of Black in AI and her research was presented at NeurIPS. Micah was the New Media and Education Fellow at the THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ART AND CULTURE COMPLEX in San Francisco from 2015 through 2018. Currently, she holds an advisory position there as the Technology and Education Partner. Micah developed AI-driven animation software at a startup, Axum Graphics, which gained recognition at the U.S. Department of State Boldline Accelerator and advanced to the State Department Testbed. A version of the software won the VentureBeat Mobile Beat AI Competition in 2017. She joins SeedAI after working to give small businesses greater visibility through technology as the Principal at Micah Morgan Media, LLC where she worked for eight years.

Dan Benavente, Head of Operations

Dan's interest in technology started at a young age, attaining hardware and networking certifications in high school. He is a graduate of George Mason University and Louisiana State University where he studied economics and business. He was previously employed by Cornerstones’ Emergency and Supported Housing Division, and has a professional background in economics, human services and operations management. Dan is a privacy and cryptocurrency enthusiast in addition to his affinity for quality Mexican food.

Amma Boateng, Director of Grassroots

In July 2022, Amma joined SeedAI, where she plans our regional AI Across America events and engages our grassroots networks. Amma Boateng is an experienced leader in grassroots movement building and community engagement. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology from Howard University, Amma accepted a fellowship with GlobeMed and worked as a community educator in rural villages in Nancholi, Malawi. Afterward, Amma joined the United Nations Foundation (UNF) in Washington, DC, where she mobilized grassroots networks around malaria advocacy, led youth engagement programs, and organized the annual leadership summits. In 2019 Amma founded the Black Affinity Group and PRIDE Affinity Group to bring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resources to employees of color and LGBT+ employees at the UNF. After three successful years at the UNF, Amma is now pursuing her Juris Doctorate at Howard University School of Law with a focus on tech law. Her goal is to help address emerging legal issues within this space.

Jay Cho, Senior Advisor

Jay comes to SeedAI with a fervor for increasing access to artificial intelligence for all people and draws great inspiration from his Korean heritage. He is passionate about increasing AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) participation at the nexus of technology and policy. Jay supports SeedAI with strategic planning and decision-making. He also builds and maintains critical relationships in the policy sector. He previously served on the board of Korean Americans for Organizing Fund, a political action committee focused on supporting Korean American political candidates. 

Having started his career as an unpaid intern, Jay also works diligently to increase opportunities for students to gain early career experience in AI and policy regardless of their families’ socioeconomic status. He previously served as Chair of the Corporate Leadership Council for College to Congress, a nonprofit focused on helping students afford internships on Capitol Hill. In 2022 Jay joined VMware as Director of Federal Government Relations.

Board Members
Jack Clark

Jack is a co-founder at Anthropic, an AI safety and research company, and was previously the Policy Director of OpenAI, an AI deployment company. Jack is also co-chair of the AI Index at Stanford University, co-chair of the OECD’s working group on the classification and definition of AI systems, and a member of the OECD’s working group on measuring the relationship between AI and Compute. Jack also writes a popular technical newsletter about cutting edge AI research, called Import AI.

Tiffany M. Moore

Tiffany serves as senior vice president of political and industry affairs for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™. Moore’s role includes overseeing CTA’s U.S. jobs, and DEI initiatives. She also leads the association’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill on issues including communications, technology policy, patent litigation reform, strategic immigration reform, international trade, and overseeing CTA’s political action committee. Moore joined CTA as vice president of government and political affairs in 2015.

Shane Tews

Shane is a non-resident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). She works primarily on cybersecurity, technology, innovation policy, and internet governance issues. She is also president of Logan Circle Strategies, where she focuses on information communication technology and cybersecurity policy issues including privacy, data protection, 5G next generation networking, the Internet of Things, internet governance, and digital economic policy. She is currently vice chair of the board of directors of the Internet Education Foundation, which governs outside work for the Congressional.

Our Audiences
Who is SeedAI for?
Academia
The next generation of AI leadership is in the classroom and in the lab.
We help institutions and students connect with the public and private sector to promote and accelerate AI innovation and applications.
Industry Leaders
AI is driving our economy forward, and both large corporations and startups are setting the direction.
We help leaders and teams at the forefront of innovation contribute to projects to make the most of their opportunities.
Government Leaders
We’re planning today for a future we cannot yet imagine.
We help leaders at all levels of government understand, harness, and capitalize on AI innovation for the good of their constituents.
Nonprofits
There’s tremendous amount of research into the impact of new technologies like AI.
We help connect these experts and their work to the right audiences in every community.
Foundations & Grantmakers
Funding the initiatives and programs that implement new solutions to the development and use of AI is key to their success.
We partner with foundations and grantmakers to help connect programs with essential resources and funding.
Technologists & Developers
We connect AI technologists and their efforts to projects where they can make a difference.
We convene our technologist and other experts in events and workshops, so business leaders and technologists can come together to solve our most difficult challenges.
Academia
The next generation of AI leadership is in the classroom and in the lab.
We help institutions and students connect with the public and private sector to promote and accelerate AI innovation and applications.
Industry Leaders
AI is driving our economy forward, and both large corporations and startups are setting the direction.
We help leaders and teams at the forefront of innovation contribute to projects to make the most of their opportunities.
Government Leaders
We’re planning today for a future we cannot yet imagine.
We help leaders at all levels of government understand, harness, and capitalize on AI innovation for the good of their constituents.
Nonprofits
There’s tremendous amount of research into the impact of new technologies like AI.
We help connect these experts and their work to the right audiences in every community.
Foundations & Grantmakers
Funding the initiatives and programs that implement new solutions to the development and use of AI is key to their success.
We partner with foundations and grantmakers to help connect programs with essential resources and funding.
Technologists & Developers
We connect AI technologists and their efforts to projects where they can make a difference.
We convene our technologist and other experts in events and workshops, so business leaders and technologists can come together to solve our most difficult challenges.