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Michael A. Osborne    

Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Oxford & Co-Founder of Mind Foundry

With 17 years of experience in research on AI and on how AI is changing the world, Professor Michael A. Osborne, Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Oxford, has been recruited for paid speaking engagements across the world by policymakers, charities, multinationals, and think tanks. His speaking engagements have covered a wide range of formats: keynotes, fireside chats, panels, academic talks, seminars, etc., with audience sizes ranging from 10-500 people. He has also previously been recruited to serve as a moderator/host.

His ability to speak to diverse ranges of audiences across formats stems from his professional experiences that span both academia and industry. In addition to his academic affiliations, he is a co-Founder of the technology company Mind Foundry, an Oxford University AI spin-out that now employs 76 people.

The research he conducts has a direct impact on the world. For example, his research on the impact of AI on employment has directly informed policy in the UK, Germany, Japan, and the US. One might have come across his work through the sustained media coverage it receives, e.g., appearing on BBC Newsnight, a cover feature in the Economist, etc.

Speech Topics

AI: Today and Tomorrow

AI is inexorably developing the skills to work in ways once considered quintessentially human. Think about ChatGPT writing poems, or Amazon’s product recommendations, or Meta's Cicero negotiating and cooperating with human players in the board game, Diplomacy. The real question is not whether these technologies will have implications for the way we work, but rather: how much, and for whom. This session will provide a nuanced overview of how data and AI are changing work and organizations today.

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