Top 10 influencers in AI #Tech500

The Tyto Tech 500 Power List went live at the end of 2018, and for the first time, we can reveal the 10 most influential people in UK AI sector, as we dive into the data sector-by-sector.

2018 was another big year for AI, whether it is consumer facing chat-bots feeling the norm, open banking apps offering a running dialogue on your spendinghabits or the latest batch of UK households joining the Alexa of Google home personal assistant club – possibly on the back of some festive gift giving; AI is starting to feel familiar, normal even, and that’s often a sign of a tipping point to the next stage.

We’ve seen machine learning continue to evolve, and AI is starting to offer real opportunitiesin the Quantum Computing space as well. There’s no question that the way many of us work and how the world’s supply chains function will continue into uncharted waters.

Which brings us back to this list of 10 people in the UK helping to drive and influence this space and the trends we are seeing in the shape and content of this list of influencers.

While we may be some way off equal gender representation, 30% feels like a step in the road to an equal and balanced list in future, especially as the sector continues to evolve. It appears we’re also seeing government take a backseat to those in business – and to a lesser extent journalism and academia – when it comes to connecting with audiences around AI.

Tyto Tech 500: Top 10 Influencers in Artificial Intelligence

1 Alex Hudson Metro UK
2 Anthony Walker Tech UK
3 Michael Natusch Prudential
4 Noel Sharkey Academic / NGO
5 Jackie Hunter BenevolentAI
6 Alan Mak Government MP
7 Demis Hassabis DeepMind
8 Sue Daley Tech UK
9 Mustafa Suleyman DeepMind
10 Joanna Bryson University of Bath