If you do not have the budget for his commercial rates he does a maximum of ten per year on a free or costs-only basis in exceptional circumstances. These situations are typically causes he cares about (e.g. encouraging entrepreneurship), particularly interesting or prestigious events or to help organisations or people he already has a strong relationship with.
Please note though that he gets several hundred such invitations per year so only has the bandwidth to do a small percentage.
Founders Forum: Generative AI: Advancements, Breakthroughs, Trends, New Paradigms, Problems, and Applications
(UK) 15th June 2023
firstminute Investor Summit: Panel Discussion on Gen AI
(London) 13th June 2023
Capital One: Invest in Yourself Day Event with William Tunstall-Pedoe.
(Online) 29th October 2021
BAML Consumer Conference. Voice Ordering and Artificial Intelligence to change the way we shop.
(Paris) 28th November 2018
(Cambridge) 11th October 2016
Answering any question, in any language, in one second or less.
(Pittsburgh) 17th April 2015
The Story of Evi. Cambridge University.
(Cambridge) 10th February 2015
Answering any question, in any language, in one second or less. Cambridge University.
(Cambridge) 27th October 2014
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Biography (Under 100 words):
William is an entrepreneur with a focus on AI. He is currently the founder and CEO of Unlikely AI.
He previously founded voice assistant startup Evi which was acquired by Amazon and was then a key member of the team that defined, built and launched Alexa.
William has been involved with many 100s of other startups as a mentor and angel investor. William also wrote the AI software that created the anagrams in the Da Vinci Code and once got lots of press for calculating that April 11th 1954 was the most boring day in history.
Biography (Under 230 words):
William is an entrepreneur and investor with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI). He founded the AI start-up Evi which built a voice assistant with the same name. After seven years, it was acquired by Amazon (in 2012) to create Alexa. After acquisition, William was a leader in the team that defined, built and launched Alexa and Echo. His start-up is now a subsidiary of Amazon and Amazon Cambridge, employing many hundreds of scientists and engineers.
Since the difficult decision to leave Amazon in 2016, William has been involved with many 100s of other startups as a mentor and angel investor. He is a full member of Cambridge Angels and works as a fellow in the Creative Destruction Lab, a Toronto-based start-up incubator (shortly also coming to the UK).
He is currently working as CEO & Founder at Unlikely Artificial Intelligence Limited, his next start-up and recently launched a free smartphone app that can solve and explain cryptic crossword clues as a testbed for some of his new ideas in AI (www.crosswordgenius.com)
William also coded the AI software that Dan Brown used to create the anagrams that appeared in the Da Vinci Code novel and movie. His name appears in the credits of all 80 million copies sold. He also once got lots of press for calculating that April 11th 1954 was the most boring day in history.