Tuesday 25 April 2017


Mustafa Suleyman

Co-Founder and Head of Applied AI at DeepMind

Mustafa Suleyman is co-founder and Head of Applied AI at DeepMind, where he is responsible for the application of DeepMind’s technology to real-world problems, as part of DeepMind’s commitment to use intelligence to make the world a better place. In February 2016 he launched DeepMind Health, which builds clinician-led, patient-centred technology in the NHS.

At 19, Mustafa dropped out of Oxford University to help set up a telephone counselling service, building it to become one of the largest mental health support services of its kind in the UK, and then worked as policy officer for then Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. He went on to help start Reos Partners, a consultancy with seven offices across four continents specializing in designing and facilitating large-scale multi-stakeholder ‘Change Labs’ aimed at navigating complex problems. As a skilled negotiator and facilitator Mustafa has worked across the world for a wide range of clients such as the UN, the Dutch Government and WWF.


DeepMind is the world leader in artificial intelligence research and its application for positive impact.

The company was founded in London in 2010 and is backed by some of the most successful technology entrepreneurs in the world. Having been acquired by Google in 2014, it is now part of the Alphabet group.

The goal of DeepMind is to “solve intelligence and make the world a better place.”