Amanda M. Buch is a neuroscientist and postdoctoral fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine who received her Ph.D. from Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University and has studied science diplomacy at Rockefeller University as part of the Hurford Science Diplomacy Initiative. Her areas of research include neuroimaging, machine learning, behavioral neuromodulation, ultrasonics, and bioinformatics. Her research and science communication have been featured by the Dana Foundation and Story Collider, she has published in top academic journals including Neuropsychopharmacology and Nature, and she has founded multiple seminar series including the Frontiers in Neuropsychiatry seminars (FINS) at Weill Cornell Medicine. Beyond her science endeavors, she is a visual artist and studies drawing and painting in the classical art tradition at Grand Central Atelier in NYC. She received her B.A. in Biophysics from Columbia University, U.S.(Email:


Through collaborations among diplomats, scientists, and engineers, authors envision artificial intelligence (AI) paired with emerging human augmentation technologies significantly improving the bandwidth, speed, and optimality of diplomacy.