About Alan

AI Consultant
Former Chairman, Mensa International (gifted families)
Former Consultant to Sir James Dyson’s family office, PwC, Glencore…
Former Head of Sound to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Debbie Reynolds…

Books: The Ultimate Coach, Connected, People like me, Bright, Welcome, Best
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Alan D. Thompson is a world expert in artificial intelligence (AI), specializing in the augmentation of human intelligence, and advancing the evolution of ‘integrated AI’.

Alan provides AI consulting and advisory to intergovernmental organizations including member states of the United Nations, European Union, and the Commonwealth. Alan’s applied AI research and visualizations are featured worldwide, with citations in the University of Oxford’s debate on AI Ethics in December 2021, and in the US Government’s economic research report in February 2023. His 2021-2022 experiments with Leta AI and Aurora AI have been viewed over 3.5 million times.

Prior to his work in AI, Alan was a major contributor to human intelligence research and practice. As chairman for Mensa International’s gifted families committee, Alan served two consecutive terms sharing best practice among 54 countries, and his work on gifted education was referenced in the Department of Education’s High Potential policy.

Alan’s best-selling book, Bright, was made available to families at Elon Musk’s gifted school. A copy of the book will be sent to the moon aboard the Peregrine lunar lander in 2023.

Alan continues to advise enterprise, government, and international media in the fields of artificial intelligence and human intelligence, consulting to the award-winning series Decoding Genius for GE, Making Child Prodigies for ABC (with the Australian Prime Minister), 60 Minutes for Network Ten/CBS, and Child Genius for Warner Bros.

Alan completed his Bachelor of Science (Computer Science, AI, and Psychology) at Edith Cowan University, 2004; studied Gifted Education at Flinders University, 2017; became a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching affiliated with Harvard Medical School, 2017; and received his doctorate from Emerson, 2021. Alan’s dissertation was adapted into a book featuring Dr Rupert Sheldrake, Connected: Intuition and Resonance in Smart People.


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Alan’s monthly subscription editions of The Memo are relied upon by people at these organizations:

Accenture
Amazon
Automattic
Baird
Bakersfield College
Boston Consulting Group
Brock University
Century 21
Cirque du Soleil
Citi
Comcast
Cornell University
DeepMind
Deloitte
Duke University
Ericsson
Georgia Tech
Google
Harvard
IBM
IEEE
Indiana University
Infosys
Ipsos
Lockheed Martin
Mastercard
Microsoft
MIT
Moodle
Nasdaq
Naver
Oracle Cerner
Pearson (Wechsler)
PepsiCo
Princeton University
PwC
RAND Corporation
Rogers
Siemens
Sony
Stanford University
Steam Labs
Telekom
Telstra
Tencent
Tesla AI
Uber
University of Washington
VMware
Yandex
…and a few thousand more.