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SXSW 2019 w/ Joanna Shields

Join Joanna Shields, CEO at BenevolentAI for a keynote at the SXSW event taking place in Austin.

The conference allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.


Behind the scenes: designing better medicines with big data and AI

In a world where so much has been reimagined by technology, why are hundreds of millions of people suffering from incurable diseases and healthcare spending placing an unsustainable burden on society? Despite an explosion in scientific research and exponential advances in technology, bringing a new medicine to market takes 10+ years, costs up to $2.5bn and has over a 90% likelihood of failure. It is an industry that represents one of the greatest unmet human needs and is in desperate need for change.

Join the Benevolent team at SXSW for a behind the scenes introduction from our scientists and AI experts, as they embark on a journey to better understand the causes of devastating diseases and redefine the way in which new medicines are discovered and brought to patients.

Learn how to unlock the value of decades of scientific research to create a powerful platform for scientists to explore, better understand disease, and bring effective treatments to patients.


Joanna's Biography

Joanna Shields BenevolentAI

Joanna is a tech industry veteran with over 25 years' experience building and scaling global companies including Facebook, Bebo, Aol, Google, Real Networks and Efi. Prior to joining Benevolent AI, she served in UK Government as Under Secretary of State and Minister for Internet Safety & Security, Digital Economy Adviser and Chair and CEO of TechCityUK. Joanna is passionate about creating responsible technology that benefits humanity. She is a leading advocate for children's rights and safety online and founder of the WeProtect Global Alliance.