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Nicolas is the chief executive of H5 and was a pioneer in advocating the application of scientific methods to electronic discovery. He chairs the Law Committees of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and of the Global Governance of AI Roundtable hosted in Dubai as part of the annual World Government Summit. He leads The Future Society's Law Initiative and is a member of the Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI), a joint initiative of the MIT Media Lab and IEEE-SA. He has spoken on issues pertaining to artificial intelligence and its governance at a wide variety of conferences and organizations, including the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Harvard and Stanford Law Schools, Renmin University of China, and UNESCO, and appeared with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at a groundbreaking summit hosted by Georgetown University Law Center ("And Justice for All: How the Electronic Information Explosion is Transforming the American Legal System"). Trained in political science at the Graduate Institute of International Studies of the University of Geneva (Switzerland), he earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and chose to forgo completion of his M.P.A at Harvard's Kennedy School in order to co-found H5.