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RAAIS is a community for entrepreneurs and researchers who accelerate the science and applications of AI technology.

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Startups

Big tech et al.

Academia

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Attendance request growth by 3x from v1 to v4!

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A healthy balance of ecosystem members with lots of room to grow

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RAAIS alumni speakers have raised from Tier 1 VC firms to massively scale their business.

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Simon Knowles, Co-Founder @ Graphcore, spoke in 2017 and then raised from Sequoia

Dave Palmer, VP Tech @ Darktrace, spoke in 2017 and is now worth >$1.25B

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Jan Erik Solem, Co-Founder @ Mapillary, spoke in 2017 and then raised $15M Series B

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Raia Hadsell, Research Scientist @ DeepMind, spoke in 2017 and reached >150 citations

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John Overington, CIO @ Benevolent.AI, spoke in 2016 and is now worth $2B

BenevolentAI

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Kristjan Korjus, AI lead @ Starship, spoke in 2016 and then raised $25M Series A

Jose Garcia Moreno-Torres, CDO @ Kreditech, spoke in 2016 and then raised $110M

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RAAIS alumni speakers have sold their businesses to the most desireable large technology companies.

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Ben Medlock, Co-Founder @ SwiftKey, spoke in 2015 and then sold to Microsoft in 2016

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Gabe Brostow, Professor at UCL, spoke in 2015, created Matrix Mill in 2017 and then sold to Niantic in 2018

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Michael Feindt, Co-Founder @ Blue Yonder, spoke in 2017 and then sold to JDA

Software in 2018

Guillaume Bouchard, Researcher @ UCL, presented his research 2015 and Sebastian Riedel, Professor at UCL spoke in 2016. Together they set up Bloomsbury.AI in 2017 and then sold to Facebook in 2018.

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Blaise Thomson, Co-Founder @ VocalIQ, spoke in 2015 and then sold to Apple 4 months later!

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RAAIS alumni speakers have even gone public!

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Brian Dammeir, Head of Product @ Adyen, spoke in 2016 and then went public in 2018

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Spoke at RAAIS 2015 as Lecturer in Robotics at Imperial College London.

Co-Founded SLAMcore, a startup helping robots understand the real world to enable autonomous navigation, in 2016 raising from Amadeus and Toyota.

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RAAIS speakers have joined and founded successful startups

Ferenc Huszár

Spoke at RAAIS 2015 as Data Scientist at Balderton Capital.

Joined Magic Pony Technology 6 months later, which was acquired by Twitter in 2016 for $150M.

Stefan Leutenegger

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A 156-slide report on AI research, industry use cases, talent and politics.

Read the report here: www.stateof.ai

AI has now reached the national stage: A Flurry of AI strategies are announced

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Governments intervening in response to foreign-led acquisition attempts

Increased U.S. protectionism

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Note log-scale!

AI hardware rate limits progress in today’s deep learning era

AlexNet (2013) to AlphaGo Zero (2018): 300,000-fold more compute!

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GAFABAT are home to an increasing number of AI research and engineering talent

% of ICML papers

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raais.org

Our mission is to increase access to education and resources in AI to help advance the greater good for everyone.

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>£35,000 per year supporting RAAIS

100% recycled into 10 grants per year

RAAIS alumni Advisory Board

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A specialist venture capital partnership for founders building World-class AI-driven technology companies.

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Vincent

Julien

Cornebise

Gabriel

Dulac-Arnold

Phil

Keslin

Gaile

Gordon

Jan Erik

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Nathan Benaich

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Together, our speakers have:

Built and scaled products for billions of users

Founded and sold large technology companies

Discovered and published influential science

Developed industry leading AI software tools

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Friederike Schüür

Cloudera FF Labs

The RAAIS 2018 Programme

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Shakir Mohamed

DeepMind

Luc Vincent

Lyft

François Chollet

Google Brain

Chris Ré

Stanford U

Kenn Cukier

The Economist

Phil Keslin

Niantic

Ian Hogarth

Angel Investor

Justin Gilmer

Google Brain

Blake Richards

UToronto

Guy Galonska

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Nathan Benaich RAAIS 2018 Intro Talk_Shared - Google Slides