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Interview with Symbiotic CEO Riccardo Di Molfetta

“I think there’s room for hope, as long as we, as a species […], understand what makes us unique as humans in this universe, that is how we can embed the “code of humanity” into AI…”

– Riccardo Di Molfetta

On March 7, 2024, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Chacier S. Alexander spoke with Riccardo Di Molfetta, the CEO of Symbiotic. The discussion focused on exploring the ongoing conversations, obstacles, and potential solutions concerning humanity’s engagement with Artificial Intelligence and technology.

Riccardo Di Molfetta serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of Symbiotic, a startup based out of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Riccardo completed his undergraduate studies at King’s College London, where his achievements led to a nomination for the Wellington Medal, the institution’s highest honor. Presently, he is pursuing a Master’s degree at Harvard with a cross-curricular program at MIT, exploring diverse fields such as Near Eastern Studies, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Political Economy. Through his interdisciplinary studies, Riccardo aims to pioneer AI technology that transcends traditional automation and embraces authentic human sentiment.

Symbiotic is an emerging AI studio on a mission to solve the problem of AI superalignment, ensuring that ‘super intelligent’ artificial intelligences are aligned with human principles and needs. Presently, the company is at the forefront of developing a new generation of AI agents that can grow, learn, and build lifelong relationships with humans.