Demis is an influential, multiple award-winning British artificial intelligence (AI) and neuroscience researcher, entrepreneur and a UK Government AI Advisor.

He is CEO and co-founder of AI research laboratory DeepMind Technologies and AI-driven drug discovery company Isomorphic Labs – both world leaders in their fields.

Throughout his career Demis has pushed the boundaries of scientific knowledge, thinking and understanding, received numerous honours and awards, and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for “services to Science and Technology”.

Last year, in recognition of a fundamental discovery that opened up a new area of biomedical science, Demis received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. He also won the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, for developing AlphaFold, which accurately predicts the structure of protein.

Demis is an International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, received an Honorary Doctorate from Imperial College London and was awarded a prestigious Silver Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

His research work has been listed in the Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of the Year by Science magazine on four occasions, and he is a five-times winner of the all-round world board games championship, the Pentamind.

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