BenevolentAI, today announced that it has appointed Joanna Shields as Group CEO. The appointment reflects the rapid growth of BenevolentAI and will enable the company to build upon its position as the market leader in developing and applying artificial intelligence for scientific discovery. Joanna will join BenevolentAI with immediate effect.
Ian Churcher, VP Drug Discovery, authors an article in The PharmaLetter this month looking at the challenges facing drug discovery. In it, Ian discusses the approaching disruption from technology companies and the shift the pharma must embrace to ensure that the industry can maintain its position as leaders in drug discovery.
BenevolentAI today announced that it has raised $115 million from new and existing investors at a pre-money valuation of $2 billion in one of the largest funding rounds in the AI pharmaceutical sector.
A collaboration between Parkinson's UK and The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT) to identify new treatments for Parkinson's has been awarded the inaugural BenevolentAI Award. Presented through a competition run with the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), the award offers a selected charity AI-driven R&D support from BenevolentAI, one of Europe's largest private AI companies.
BenevolentAI and Action Against AMD, a group of UK sight loss charities, have today announced their partnership to use BenevolentAI's technology to find treatments and a potential cure for the leading cause of blindness in the UK - 'age-related macular degeneration' (AMD).
Read Financial Times article about Jackie Hunter, BenevolentBio CEO about her quest to change behaviour and method.
Dr Laura Ferraiuolo, Lecturer in Translational Neurobiology at SITraN in Sheffield and expert in ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), disease talks about the advancement of research for ALS and the need for researchers to welcome new technologies to help them progress in finding potential new cures.
Ken Mulvany talks to IBT about how the efficiency in the pharmaceutical industry can be increased by integrating AI methods.
One of the largest AI enterprises in the world, BenevolentAI has acquired a research facility in Babraham, FierceBiotech is reporting on it.
Acquisition creates first AI company capable of covering entire drug development process from drug discovery to clinical development Cambridge research facility will advance BenevolentAI drug programmes into the clinic more quickly and at a much larger scale.
Ian Churcher talks to chemical engineering news about targeted protein degradation.
Ken Mulvany talks to CityAm about AI, innovations and his ambitions for BenevolentAI
Listen to Jackie Hunter taking part to the BBC podcast with Evan Davis to discuss the relationship between three important pillars of modern society: science, business and the consumer. Is the public right to be suspicious of business and the science it's selling? Why do some us fear GM foods, nanotechnology, AI and gene editing?
BenevolentAI, one of the world’s largest private AI companies, in partnership with the Association of Medical Research Charities (“AMRC”) announced today it has created a new award, the BenevolentAI Award, to help charities accelerate their medical research and potentially develop new treatments and therapies using artificial intelligence.
Read more about the current advancements and innovations made towards finding a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
WIRED talks to Jackie Hunter about the positive disruption BenevolentAI is bringing to the pharma industry, and the scientific unknowns its helping to unlock using AI.
FierceBiotech covers the news that we have hired Dr Ian Churcher MA, DPhil as VP of Drug Discovery and Preclinical development. Ian joins from GSK where he previously headed up a Discovery Performance Unit.
BenevolentAI, one of the world’s largest private AI companies, today announced it has hired Dr Ian Churcher as its new VP of Drug Discovery & Preclinical Development of its bioscience subsidiary BenevolentBio.
Our recent work with the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) on finding treatments for ALS is featured on Reuters UK. BenevolentBio CEO Professor Jackie Hunter and Dr Richard Mead of SITraN are interviewed about the effects of the disease and the process involved in finding the treatments.
Lynsey Barber reports on BenevolentAI office opening in New York
BenevolentAI, one of the world’s largest private AI companies, today announced it is expanding its footprint in the United States by opening an office in New York City and has made two significant hires - Keith Hall, from Google, and Daniel Neil, from the Institute of Neuroinformatics, that will form the foundation of the new New York BenevolentAI team.
Professor Jackie Hunter speaks to the Science Disrupt podcast about the potential to improve the drug discovery process with machine learning, as well as how AI is streamlining science more generally. In addition to opening up the potential for a whole new universe of potential findings, the podcast covers what this means for science as an evidence-based endeavour and whether it can help to reduce publication bias.
One of the world’s largest private AI companies – BenevolentAI, that develops and applies artificial intelligence for scientific innovation, today announced it has hired Dr Nathan Brown BSc (Hons) FRSC, as its new Head of Cheminformatics following the promotion of Mark Davies from Head of Cheminformatics at BenevolentAI to VP Biomedical Informatics earlier in the year.
Taking a closer look at how big data and machine learning is transforming precision medicine, Adi Gaskell covers our work at BenevolentAI and the partnership with Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) for Motor Neuron Disease research.