Dr John Taylor: A Pioneer in AI
AI is sweeping across industries with the potential to change nearly every
aspect of the way we do business. Getting to grips with the speed of change
and understanding its consequences is central to business' plans for the future.
John Taylor is the CEO of action.ai, one of the most highly awarded technology
companies in the field of AI;
John's passion is to change the way humans interact with computers
reducing the friction in current interfaces by supplementing them with
intuitive and intelligent Conversational Interfaces, not chatbots.
John combines his experience as a CEO with a background in strategy
consulting and as a Think Tank Director. He also brings academic experience
via his doctorate at Oxford University and as a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Arts in the UK.
Providing truly Conversational Interfaces unlocks a hugely compelling
opportunity for consumers to engage with services on the go, 24/7. Consumers
can express themselves naturally, just as they would to a human, and receive
instant and meaningful responses. Experiences can be delivered via a smart
speaker, like Alexa, via the web, or via a mobile device. The consumer now has
access to services 24/7 via an intuitive interface that responds and engages
with human-like intelligence.
The business John leads, action.ai, has developed industry-leading technology
to empower companies to build both voice and text-based interfaces that are
truly conversational. Central to this has been building a world-class engineering
team with business partner Dr Richard Tolcher, a leader in the field of
The Main Drivers for Adoption of AI
AI is a broad area but what differentiates AI when deployed effectively is its
ability to change the way organizations scale via automation. One of the most
striking opportunities is the ability to transform the way consumers
communicate with businesses using automated conversational interfaces,
often mis-labelled as 'chatbots'.