Dr. J. Mark Bishop is Director of TCIDA (The Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics) and Professor of Cognitive Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. At TCIDA Mark has led a team that have successfully developed commercial state-of-art AI and Analytic systems for procurement. Mark has also led research using web-analytics for fraud detection and steered basic research into the analytics of unstructured data.
In 2010 Mark was elected to Chair the AISB. The AISB (the UK Society for Artificial Intelligence & the Simulation of Behaviour) is the world’s oldest society for the study of Artificial Intelligence and Mark served a four-year term as Chair. During this period he was co-opted onto the Organising Committee of ICRAC (the International Committee for Robot Arms Control). In June 2017 Mark was an honoured guest of the "United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research institute" (UNICRI) at Turin, presenting a series of six lectures on AI, Analytics and Robotics. In January 2018 Mark was one of three experts invited to present evidence on “Data” at the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI.
Under the aegis of Cognitive Computing Mark's research spans Artificial Intelligence - its theory and applications - and the philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. Mark has published over 190 articles and three books, alongside running research projects attracting funding of around £3million.
Mark has enjoyed a relatively high media profile: in 2014 famously critiquing the doomsday predictions of Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates (concerning the potential threat posed by future A.I.) in an invited opinion piece for the New Scientist magazine; a piece which rapidly became the most downloaded article of the issue.