2023 Winner

Tristan Harris

for his efforts to counter disruptive technology’s potential misalignment with human values


Tristan Harris is co-founder and president of the Center for Humane Technology. His organization is catalyzing a comprehensive shift toward tech that operates for the common good, strengthening our capacity to tackle our biggest global challenges. Harris is the co-host of, “Your Undivided Attention,” a podcast that consistently ranks among the top ten technology shows on Apple. It explores how social media’s race for attention is destabilizing society and showcases the vital insights we need to shape solutions.

New thinking, new actions

Harris has spent his career studying how today’s major technology platforms have increasingly become the social fabric by which we live and think, wielding dangerous power over our ability to make sense of the world. He has briefed heads of state, company CEOs, and members of the US Congress on social media pitfalls. Named to TIME 100’s “Next Leaders Shaping the Future,” and Rolling Stone magazine’s “25 People Shaping the World,” he also served as the primary subject of the acclaimed Netflix documentary unveiling the dark side of social media, “The Social Dilemma.” More than 100 million people worldwide have streamed the show. Learn more

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