Dr Julien Cornebise

Honorary Associate Professor

Julien is an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London. Most recently he was Director of Research at Element AI’s London office, with a focus on AI for Good. Julien describes himself as a “passionate, impact-driven scientist in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence”.

Julien joined DeepMind Technologies Limited (later acquired by Google) in 2012 as an early employee. In his four years at DeepMind, he led some fundamental research directions used in early demos and fundraising, and helped to create and lead its Health Applied Research Team. Since leaving DeepMind in 2016 he has been working with Amnesty International. He holds an MSc in Computer Engineering, an MSc in Mathematical Statistics, and earned his PhD in Mathematics, specialised in Computational Statistics, from University Paris VI Pierre and Marie Curie and Telecom ParisTech, for which he received the 2010 Savage Award from the International Society for Bayesian Analysis.

You can read our interview with Julien ahead of the conference where he talks about AI, ethics, AI for Good, and working with social scientists, and the importance of multi-disciplinary teams.

“We’re building tremendously powerful algorithms and we have a responsibility to ensure how we apply them”.