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news Sep 29, 2016

Leading British artificial intelligence company appoints accomplished technology industry leader as Non-Executive Director

London, 29 September 2016 – BenevolentAI, a leading British artificial intelligence (“AI”) company has appointed Bart Swanson as a non-executive director.  Bart is a disruptive technology industry leader having held senior positions at DeepMind, Summly, Onavo, Badoo GSI Commerce (later eBay Enterprise) and Amazon.

BenevolentAI
BenevolentAI is a British technology company harnessing the power of AI to enhance and accelerate scientific discovery by turning the world’s highly fragmented scientific research data into new insight and usable knowledge that benefits society. Simply put, the company is bringing people and technology together to revolutionise the process of scientific discovery. 

To date, the Company has been focused on taking the huge quantity of medical knowledge and pharmaceutical R&D data available and making it accessible and more intelligible through the use of AI.  

Bart Swanson 
Bart previously served on the boards of DeepMind, Summly and Onavo, acquired by Google, Yahoo and Facebook respectively.  During 2010 and 2011, Bart was Chief Operating Officer of Badoo, prior to which he spent three years as Managing Director at GSI Commerce International (later eBay Enterprise).  Before joining GSI Commerce International, Bart held several roles, including a General Manager at Amazon.com, where he was one of the key executives in establishing and expanding Amazon.com’s footprint in Germany, France and the United Kingdom between 1998-2001.  

Bart is currently an Advisor to Horizons Ventures and holds Directorships with Viv Labs, Sentient Technologies, Cortica Ltd, Shine Security, Zoom.us, Hola, Modern Meadow and Impossible Foods Inc. among others.  

Ken Mulvany, Co-Founder and Director of BenevolentAI commented: “Bart has enormous experience and an impressive track record in running and advising fast growing tech companies, particularly in the AI space.  Bart brings a deep knowledge and insight of the wider technology investment space that will be an invaluable asset as we continue to grow our business.”

Bart Swanson, commented: “BenevolentAI is a truly disruptive company.  It is changing the way knowledge is created, connected and applied through artificial intelligence.  The management team have a track record in building and growing exciting successful companies and I am looking forward to joining them.”