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John Maeda

Technologist / Vice President, Design and Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft

John Maeda (b. 1966) is an American technologist and product experience leader with a passion for resilience and renewal. He is the early catalyst for generative art and computational design for commercial applications across Web2 and Web3 and is known for launching the STEM to STEAM movement in the U.S. Maeda is the first recipient of White House’s National Design Award for algorithmically-generated visualizations informed by data + AI, and is a noted online influencer and investor in diverse startups. He is the author of five books including a gentle introduction to AI/ML How To Speak Machine and the tech bestseller of 2006 Laws of Simplicity . As Wired Magazine described, “Maeda is to design what Warren Buffett is to finance.”Last Updated: 2023.05


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