Dr Demis Hassabis FREng

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, DeepMind

Dr Demis Hassabis is the Co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, a neuroscience-inspired AI company that develops general-purpose learning algorithms.

Since it was founded in London in 2010, DeepMind has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, three of them in the scientific journal Nature – an unprecedented achievement for a computer science lab. DeepMind’s groundbreaking work includes the development of deep reinforcement learning.

This technique underpinned AlphaGo, a computer program that defeated Go world champion Lee Sedol in 2016 in a breakthrough that experts proclaimed to have arrived a decade ahead of its time.

In 2014, DeepMind was acquired by Google in its largest ever European acquisition, and is now part of the Alphabet group.