Nigel Toon

CEO & Co-Founder Graphcore

Nigel Toon

Nigel Toon
CEO & Co-Founder

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How AI Thinks

Nigel is a leading figure in AI and is often called upon to speak at major industry events. He has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including being ranked No. 1 on Business Insider’s ‘100 most influential people shaping British technology’ and as one of ‘The UK’s top 100 entrepreneurs’ by the Financial Times.

Nigel is a technology business leader, entrepreneur, investor and engineer, having been CEO at three successful venture capital-backed companies, including Graphcore, which he co-founded, and which developed a new type of microprocessor specifically for artificial intel-ligence. He was previously a senior executive at Altera a major Silicon Valley, publicly listed semiconductor company.

He has served as a board member and chairman for several technology businesses and currently sits as the senior non-executive direc¬tor on the board of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is a non-departmental UK public body that directs over £8bn per year into research and innovation funding for the UK. He has also been a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Council.

Nigel is the author on 3 granted patents and received a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Bristol.

How AI Thinks is his first book, published by Torva, an imprint of Transworld which is a Penguin/ Random House company.

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