Peter Norvig is a highly influential figure in AI, renowned for co-authoring the standard text on AI with distinguished computer scientist Stuart Russell. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach is used globally by over 1500 universities as the basis for learning, highlighting Peter’s thought leadership and authority in AI. Peter also holds positions at notable organisations as the Engineering Director of Google and Education Fellow at Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. A foremost expert on AI, deep learning and machine learning, Peter is a highly prized speaker, regularly appearing at prestigious conferences to educate audiences on the latest insights in AI.
Possessing a strong academic background, Peter holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley. Beginning his career as a Research Scientist at the University of Stanford, Peter then progressed to the role of Senior Research Scientist at Sun Microsystems before joining Harlequin Software as a Chief Designer and Junglee as a Chief Scientist. Having accumulated substantial experience in computer science, he was selected for the role of Division Chief of Computational Science at NASA. Shortly after, Peter was elevated to Head of the Computational Science Division at NASA Ames, where he developed the Remote Agent experiment, which flew on the Deep Space 1 spacecraft, garnering Peter the 1999 NASA Software of the Year Award.
Returning to academia, Peter taught as a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, the University of Stanford and the University of California Berkeley. Over the last 20 years, Peter has pioneered machine translation, speech recognition and computer vision at Google, establishing himself as a global leader in AI. Translating his ground-breaking research into 50 academic articles, Peter has been published in leading academic journals. Moreover, his online course on AI became a global success, with over 160,000 people registering for it.
Producing one of the best programming books, Peter is the author of Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming. He is also a Councillor of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, a premier scientific society dedicated to promoting research and responsible use of AI. With such distinguished credentials, Peter is a Fellow at prestigious scientific organisations, including the California Academy of Science, America Academy of Arts and Science, ACM and AAAI. Now highly sought after for speaking engagements, Peter delivers impactful presentations on the applications and implications of AI.