Professor of AI
Former chief scientific adviser for security to the UK government
The impact of AI on business & humanity
Nick Jennings is an internationally-recognised authority in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, cybersecurity and agent-based computing.
He is Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Computing and Electrical Engineering at Imperial College, London.
Prior to this he was the UK Government's Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security, and Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University Of Southampton.
Nick's research covers both the science and the engineering of intelligent systems. He has undertaken ground breaking research on automated bargaining, mechanism design, trust and reputation, coalition formation, human-agent collectives and crowd sourcing. He has also pioneered the application of multi-agent technology, developing real-world systems in domains such as business process management, smart energy systems, sensor networks, disaster response, telecommunications, citizen science and defence.
As every aspect of our lives is increasingly digitalised, advances in AI and data-based tech are set to dramatically reconfigure our social interactions, the way we do business, conduct our politics and protect ourselves.
A veteran and pioneer in the field, few people are able to articulate how these technologies will impact humanity as well as Nick.