Neil Lawrence’s research is geared towards understanding the challenges of deploying AI in the real world today. As the DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Cambridge, Neil heads the AI@Cam flagship mission on AI at the university. Co-Host of the Talking Machines Podcast, Neil is most excited by the way machine learning and our physical world come together. If you’re looking for a speaker with immense experience in the technology and machine learning industry, Neil is an excellent choice.
A Senior AI Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, Neil has had an illustrious career. After gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, Neil was drawn to academia. He has worked in as a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield and University of Manchester respectively. In 2016, Neil stepped into the corporate world as the Director of Machine Learning for Amazon. It was in this time that Neil implemented innovative machine learning solutions in Amazon’s supply chain, Alexa, and Prime Air – proving to be an invaluable asset to the organisation.
Serving as a Visiting Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Sheffield currently, Neil is teaching the next generation a lot of what he has learned in his 20-year career in machine learning models. To this effect, he is one of the founders of the Gaussian Process Summer School. He was the Associate Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Learning for two years and is today a member of the UK’s AI Council and a Board Member of the AISTATS foundation.
Neil delivered a TEDx Talk entitled “Living Together: Mind and Machine Intelligence”, exploring the interrelation between human and computer intelligence. Interim Chair of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovations’ Advisory Board, and Founder of the DALI Meeting and Data Science Africa, Neil Lawrence is a revered member of his field. Technically skilled, with years of teaching experience, Neil can now be booked as a speaker to share his knowledge with audiences when hired as a speaker. An expert in all things machine learning and AI-related, Neil Lawrence is a powerhouse speaker that you should consider booking immediately!
A distinguished expert in the implications of deploying AI, Neil Lawrence was officially inducted to the world’s top voted 20 keynote speakers on AI.