Karen Hao is a tech reporter, experimental storyteller, and engineer. Hao came to media via Silicon Valley. Whether she is interviewing a scientist about her research or pouring over data to find her next story, Hao has always thrived best at the intersection of storytelling and technology.

Hao is now the China Tech Reporter at The Wall Street Journal, formerly working as senior AI reporter at MIT Technology Review, where she covered the field’s latest research and social impacts. In 2018, her weekly newsletter, The Algorithm, was named one of the best newsletters on the internet by The Webby Awards.

Prior to Tech Review, Hao was a tech reporter and data scientist at Quartz. Her writing has also appeared in Mother Jones, The New Republic, and other publications. In a past life, she was an application engineer at the first startup to spin out of Google[x].

Hao received a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a minor in energy studies from MIT.

Articles, Publications, and Appearances

Karen Hao’s articles in the MIT Technology Review and her weekly newsletter The Algorithm which features the latest news and research on Artificial Intelligence.


Selected Articles