BOSTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Vilas S. Dhar was announced as the inaugural president of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation to lead a philanthropic vision that bridges the frontiers of artificial intelligence and data science with social good.
“I am honored to steward the Foundation’s work to create a better future for all of humanity,” said Dhar. “The world is already in the midst of a digital revolution driven by machine learning, data science and AI. Now is the moment for a broad coalition of voices to come together to purposefully build resilient institutions that can harness the transformative potential of technology for our common good.”
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is the legacy of Patrick J. McGovern (1937-2014), founder and CEO of IDG, a global publishing empire that pioneered publications like Computerworld, Macworld and PCWorld. With a $1.2 billion endowment, the Foundation will commit $60–