Alex Kendall is an award-winning artificial intelligence researcher and global technology leader. He is the CEO of Wayve, a start-up pioneering AV2.0: the next-generation approach to autonomous driving. Alex has raised over $258m from prominent global financial investors and leads a global team of world-class technologists. He was named on the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for contributions to technology entrepreneurship. Wayve was the first team to deploy autonomous vehicles on public roads with end-to-end deep learning and aims to be the first to deploy autonomy in 100 cities. Alex was a Research Fellow at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, where he completed his PhD as a Woolf Fisher Scholar. Following his highly-cited and award-winning research, he founded Wayve in 2017 with the belief that now is the right time to embody artificial intelligence in the real world to reimagine autonomous mobility.
News and Media
- March 2021: I was interviewed by Sir Richard Branson.
- March 2021: My opinion piece appeared in Wired discussing the implications of Embodied AI.
- February 2021: I was featured on ARK Invest’s podcast discussing autonomous vehicles powered by end-to-end deep learning.
- March 2020: I was named in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 young innovators list for my work in technology.
- September 2019: My PhD was awarded an ELLIS European PhD Prize and the 2018 BMVA Prize for best PhD Thesis.
- November 2018: After presenting Wayve to a crowd of 15,000 in Lisbon, Portugal, we were named PITCH Champions at WebSummit.
- May 2018: Wayve comes out of stealth and announces the development of end-to-end machine learning for self-driving [techcrunch, reuters]
- February 2018: my PhD thesis was approved after a viva examination by Prof. Andrew Zisserman and Dr. Joan Lasenby
- January 2017: I have been awarded a research fellowship at Trinity College
- December 2016: SegNet was published [techcrunch, fortune, cambridge]