Professor Michael Wooldridge

Professor Michael Wooldridge

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Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford & Director for AI, Alan Turing Institute

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Michael is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. He is also Director of Foundational AI Research at The Alan Turing Institute. His work there involves developing the AI programme, with a focus on multi-agent systems. He has been an AI researcher for over thirty years, and is the author of The Ladybird Expert Guide to AI.


Michael Wooldridge is an academic and author specialising in Artificial Intelligence. He is a professor of AI at the University of Oxford, and Director for AI at the Alan Turing Institute, London.

He has received the Lovelace Medal from the British Computer Society, the leading award for a UK computer scientist, and the Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for the Advancement of AI. Previously he was President of the European Association for AI, and President of the International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI). He is also Editor-in-Chief of Artificial Intelligence, the academic AI journal.

Michael’s books include two science introductions to AI, The Ladybird Expert Guide to AI and The Road to Conscious Machines. He frequently gives lectures on AI including at the Hay Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival and is regularly interviewed on TV, radio and print on topics around AI and technology.

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Book written by Professor Michael Wooldridge