Our Mission:

Everybody Should Have Direct Access To The Knowledge They Need

Today, much of the world's knowledge is communicated through natural language, through documents or speech. Natural language is hard for computers to understand, so technology hasn't so far been able give immediate and direct access to this knowledge - even with search it can still take too long, or it can be too difficult, to get the answers you need when you need them. Our mission is to solve this problem - everybody should be able ask any question they like, to whichever set of knowledge, and get the answer instantaneously.
We've started off by building an Artificial Intelligence that reads text documents and answers questions about their contents (called Cape). You can use Cape on your own documents or website, so that users of your knowledge can get immediate answers to their questions. We're going to use what we learn from this version to improve our AI, so that it can answer more questions - even ones that require elements of reasoning and synthesis. Eventually we want to be able to answer any question that requires reading better than a human.

The Team

The founding team have published more than 60 patents and
over 200 top-tier peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Guillaume Bouchard

Co-Founder and CEO

Dr. Guillaume Bouchard

Machine Learning addict with one dream: speaking to his computer. Many years of research in industry (Xerox) and academia (UCL, INRIA).

Luis Ulloa

Co-Founder and CTO

Luis Ulloa

Award winning CTO with a background in research and engineer, leading our ninjas and samurais to victory.

Dr. Sebastian Riedel

Co-Founder and
Head of Research

Dr. Sebastian Riedel

Internationally recognised scientist in Natural Language Processing, and Associate Professor at UCL. Enjoys research, building things and rapping in German (allegedly).

Jonathan Godwin

Product Engineer

Jonathan Godwin

Dilettante. When not engineering, he helps think through what the product should do.

Max Bartolo

Machine Learning Engineer

Max Bartolo

Max, in direct provenance from a warm Mediterranean island, is our dedicated problem solver, he teaches the machines to read for you.

Dr. Nick Jakobi

Senior Product Advisor

Dr. Nick Jakobi

With his impressive experience in the AI/tech world, Nick is an unconditional motivator for the team and really believes Bloomsbury AI can make something big!

Matko Bošnjak

Scientific Advisor

Matko Bošnjak

Matko believes machines should learn to program themselves and want to see this happening in Bloomsbury AI.

Dr. Tim Rocktäschel

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Tim Rocktäschel

Machine Learning researcher and Deep Learning enthusiast, reshapes tensors in his sleep.

Dr. Sameer Singh

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Sameer Singh

Assistant Professor at UC Irvine, can code whatever you want in the language you want.

Dr. Mike Sheldon

Software Engineer

Dr. Mike Sheldon

Mike loves to see his code in the wild and contributes to an unfeasible number of open source projects.

Research

Research at Bloomsbury AI actively participates in the company vision by developing and extending machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods. We have a focus on impactful research that can be moved into production as quickly as possible.

Sample Research Areas

Machine reading methods that understand written text to answer questions about its explicit content, across a broad range of domains.

Robust question answering methods that understand when different questions ask for the same answer.

Reasoning methods that can infer answers from text that are not explicitly stated.

Dialog methods that acquire expert knowledge and deliver it to customers through conversations.

Methods that automatically explain why the agent made its choices.

Investors

Fly Venture
http://www.fly.vc
Fly Venture

One of the most promising European funds, specialised in startups selling enterprise solutions.

http://www.fly.vc
IQ Capital
http://iqcapital.vc
IQ Capital

Cambridge-based deep tech investment fund with strong advisory team.

http://iqcapital.vc
Entrepreneur First
https://www.joinef.com
Entrepreneur First

Europe's leading pre-seed investment programme for technical founders. This is where the most ambitious technologists come to build their startups.

https://www.joinef.com
Seedcamp
http://seedcamp.com
Seedcamp

One to the top European seed funds with more that $650M invested in 250 companies in the last 10 years.

http://seedcamp.com
UCL Technology Fund
http://www.ucltf.co.uk
UCL Technology Fund

The fund supporting University College London, our initial shareholder.

http://www.ucltf.co.uk
London Co-Investment Fund
http://lcif.co
London Co-Investment Fund

High-growth investment fund from he Mayor of London

http://lcif.co

Angel investors

Charlie Songhurst

Edward Lando

Jeremy Yap

Matt Bellamy

William Tunstall-Pedoe

Xen Lategan

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