Misha Benjamin

Misha Benjamin
General Counsel

Misha Benjamin is the incoming General Counsel at Sama, overseeing all legal aspects of their software and services for annotating training and production data for AI. Prior to that, he was Associate General Counsel at McKinsey & Company, where he helped develop risk guardrails and oversaw contractual discussions for advanced analytics and AI engagements. In particular, he helped structure their risk approach to high-risk AI engagements and informed how new AI regulations would shape their business and those of their clients. He first developed his AI expertise at Element AI, where he was responsible for shepherding AI software from research to commercial deployment, formed the company’s position on issues such as the reuse of trained models and monitored and pushed for regulatory oversight of AI. He also pushed for more legal clarity on rights related to training data for AI, resulting in the creation of the Montreal Data License Framework.

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