David Eliot (he/him) is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) researcher, athlete, activist, and entrepreneur from Kingston Ontario. While attending St Francis Xavier for his undergraduate degree in sociology, David became heavily involved in the local climate movement, helping to organize a town hall, and numerous demonstrations. After graduating from St Francis Xavier, he pursued a master's degree in sociology at Queens University focusing on Artificial Intelligence at the Queens Surveillance Studies Center.
After receiving his master's David will attend the University of Ottawa to pursue his PhD as a member of the new Critical Surveillance and Security program, focusing on AI and data economies. Outside of academia David operates an award-winning entertainment production company named Eliot Entertainment.
Through Eliot Entertainment David has produced and performed in over 200 Magic shows across Canada. As an athlete, David Competed at the Provincial, National, and international level in the sport of Fencing. Through the Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s PhD scholarship program David hopes to learn invaluable leadership skills, and to make connections that will aid him in making sure his research has the maximum social impact.