Artificial intelligence and the most intractable problems
Many of the world's most pressing challenges, from environmental sustainability to improved global healthcare, suffer from extreme complexity. Can the combination of human experts with artificial intelligence power a new set of breakthroughs?
Mustafa was Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of DeepMind Technologies, a leading AI company backed by Founders Fund, Li Ka-Shing, Elon Musk, and David Bonderman amongst others, which was bought by Google in 2014 in their largest European acquisition to date.
He is now Head of Applied AI at Google DeepMind, responsible for integrating the company’s technology across a wide range of Google products. And he has launched DeepMind Health in an effort to build clinician-led technology in the NHS.
At 19, Mustafa dropped out of Oxford University to help set up a telephone counselling service, building it to become one of the largest mental health support services of its kind in the UK. He then worked as a Policy Officer for the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.
Mustafa went on to help start Reos Partners, a boutique consultancy with eight offices across four continents specializing in designing and facilitating large scale multi-stakeholder ‘Change-Labs’ aimed at navigating complex problems.
As a skilled negotiator and facilitator, Mustafa has worked all over the world for a wide range of clients such as The UN, The Dutch Government and WWF.