Hao Jingfang, author, researcher. Hao graduated from Tsinghua University with an undergraduate degree in physics, and she later gained her PhD degree in Economics and Management from the same university. She worked as Deputy Director of Research Department I in China Development Research Foundation from 2013 to 2018. She was a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School in 2018. Her research projects during those years include The Coordination of Big City Groups in China, The Rise and Fall of Great Nations, The Labor Market in the Era of Artificial Intelligence, and The Structure of Research and Innovation in China, etc. Hao started to write novels in 2006, and she won “The Best Novelette” for her short story “Folding Beijing” at the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. Hao will focus on how the technology development impact social cognition during her time with the Berggruen Institute.