Nabeel S. Qureshi is a Visiting Scholar at the Mercatus Center. He is a technologist, software engineer, and writer, currently focused on developing an optimistic vision for AI, supported by Emergent Ventures.
Previously, Nabeel led various engagements with US federal agencies as an Enterprise Lead at Palantir Technologies, with extensive experience with machine learning in the biosciences, public health during the COVID-19 response, and applied AI in the context of drug discovery. He was also a founding employee and Vice President of Business Development at GoCardless, a Y Combinator funded company headquartered in London, now one of Europe’s biggest financial technology unicorns.
His research is focused on the intersection of artificial intelligence, the economy, and technology governance. He has co-authored several papers ranging from topics pertaining to science, public health, and technology. Nabeel studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford and graduated in the top 10% of his class, specializing in Development Economics, Derek Parfit's philosophy, and the later philosophy of Wittgenstein.
Nabeel currently lives in New York City.