Essays
  • The State of AI Report 2021 analyses the most interesting developments in AI.
  • The State of AI Report 2020 analyses the most interesting developments in AI.
  • Building privacy-preserving, AI-first software products. A talk at OpenMined PriCon 2020.
  • 10 talks from AI-first entrepreneurs and researchers. Featuring Cerebras, ZOE, Broad Institute, Lyft Level 5, DeepMind, Oxford, Vermont, Zama, Google AI, and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
  • Key takeaways from the Air Street Summit: Investing in AI. Insights into AI-first startup investing, product building, selling companies, and investing in VC funds.
  • AI-first biology. I explain why the AI moment for biology is here and how AI-first biology startups can capture value.
  • 3 business personas in ML, their challenges and opportunities. In this piece, I describe three business personas that I have observed as well as their common challenges, technology stacks, talent requirements and organisational structure.
  • The case for building a full-stack machine learning company. In this piece, I make the case for operating as a “full-stack ML company” in order to maximize economic value capture.
  • 6 areas of AI and machine learning to watch closely. A popular essay on particularly noteworthy techniques that are likely to impact the future of digital products and services, why they are important and who is driving innovation for each.
  • 6 impactful applications of AI to the life sciences. In this essay, I describe what these ares are, why they are important, and how they might be applied in the real world (i.e. outside of academia or industrial research groups).

  • State of AI Report

    The State of AI Report analyses the most interesting developments in AI. We aim to trigger an informed conversation about the state of AI and its implication for the future. The Report is co-authored with Ian Hogarth.

  • 2020 Edition
  • 2019 Edition
  • 2018 Edition

  • Your Guide to AI

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    Syndicated content
  • AI has disappointed on Covid. An opinion piece for the Financial Times, Sept 2020.
  • Investing in Artificial Intelligence. An opinion piece for TechCrunch, Dec 2015.
  • The AI innovators who are blazing a trail into our future. I served on the judging committee for the WIRED Audi Innovation Awards recognising British AI pioneers. We filmed a fun introductory video here in June 2016.
  • The return of the machinery question. Commentary for The Economist, June 2016.
  • Why the US is buying up so many UK artificial intelligence companies. Commentary for Vice Motherboard, March 2016.
  • My path from academia into technology investing.

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