Alex Kendall is an award-winning researcher and technology leader who is building artificial intelligence systems that are embodied in the physical world. He is the co-founder and CEO of Wayve, a London-based start-up pioneering a new approach to autonomous driving: AV2.0. Wayve has raised $60m and is a team of world-leading technologists who are the first to deploy next generation self-driving technology that can scale and adapt to any driving condition, anywhere in the world, unlocking the promise of autonomy. Additionally, Alex is a research fellow at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, where he completed his PhD as a Woolf Fisher Scholar. Alex’s research has appeared at leading computer vision, robotics and machine learning conferences, is the recipient of UK and European awards for scientific impact. He has been selected on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s SME Leaders Programme and named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
News and Media
- March 2021: Interview with Sir Richard Branson.
- March 2021: My opinion piece appeared in Wired discussing the implications of Embodied AI.
- February 2021: 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. See the post-ceremony interview here.
- 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]