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Benevolent AI begins major recruitment drive

Posted: 14 June 2017 | By Darcie Thompson-Fields

AI startup BenevolentAI has announced major expansion plans, which will see up to 50 new staff and relocating to a new head office.

The firm, based in London and valued at close to $2 billion, revealed its plans to UK national newspaper The Independent today (June 14).

BenevolentAI, founded in 2013 by Ken Mulvany, is focused on harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) for the advancement of scientific discovery and using technology, with a goal to help cure life changing, or fatal diseases and conditions. It current employs 70 staff in its New York and London offices.

The firm, which has received more than $140 million in funding to date, recently announced a major breakthrough in the treatment of Motor Neuron Disease thanks to its AI research, and is now keen to add expertise in areas across AI, software engineering, data science, bioinformatics, and medicinal science.

Mulvany told The Independent: “We are already bursting at the seams of our current office space so alongside this hiring spree we’ll be moving to a much larger London office later in the year.”

 

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