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Mo Gawdat

Mo Gawdat is a bestselling author, chief AI officer for Flight Story, founder of One Billion Happy, former chief business officer for Google [X] and host of the podcast “Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat.” At global marketing company Flight Story, Gawdat guides the agency and its clients on how to both embrace and regulate AI in the marketing landscape. After a 30-year career in tech and serving as chief business officer at Google [X], Google's “moonshot factory” of innovation, Gawdat has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world.

In 2014, motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, Gawdat began pouring his findings into his international bestselling book, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy. His mission to help one billion people become happier, #OneBillionHappy, is his moonshot attempt to honor Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared to one billion people. In 2020, Gawdat launched his chart-topping podcast “Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat,” a weekly series of extraordinary interviews that explores the profound questions and obstacles we all face in the pursuit of purpose and happiness in our lives.

In 2021, Gawdat published Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World, a road map detailing how humanity can ensure a symbiotic coexistence with AI when it inevitably becomes a billion times smarter than we are. His latest book is That Little Voice in Your Head: Adjust the Code That Runs Your Brain, a comprehensive manual for optimally using the human brain optimally to thrive and avoid suffering.


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