(BusinessWeekly.uk) Tony Quested writes that “Cambridge Quantum Computing has secured a major coup by hiring DeepMind’s Professor Stephen Clark as head of Artificial Intelligence.”
Quested explains that Professor Clark was a senior staff research scientist and led a team working on grounded language learning in virtual environments at At DeepMind – the UK AI subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.
Prior to DeepMind, Prof. Clark spent 10 years as a member of faculty at the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology, where he was Reader in Natural Language Processing. Before that he was a member of faculty at the Oxford University Department of Computer Science and a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sussex,and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College).
Prof. Clark said: “I am delighted to be joining Cambridge Quantum, a cutting-edge worldleading quantum computing company. I am especially pleased to be reigniting my longstanding collaboration with Prof. Bob Coecke, now chief scientist at Cambridge Quantum, and excited about exploring the potential of quantum computers in AI generally with the company’s impressive scientific teams.