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Amazing. Got people both excited and nervous. Simple and powerful!

A one-man powerhouse of AI knowledge and analyses.

A force of nature. Highly recommended as a keynote speaker in AI.

Alan has an awesomely infectious presentation style. Phenomenal.

Unf@$#ingbelievable.

Dr Alan D. Thompson is an AI expert, researcher, and explainer. He gives you a really holistic, ‘state of the union’ of AI.

Sensational. When it comes to AI, Alan is not just AN expert, he is THE expert.

Enquiries

Region Contact
Asia-Pacific (Australia, Singapore) Brad Hopes, ICMI
North America, Europe Martin Graham, ICMI

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Production rider Google Doc
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Tributes

Tributes


Amazing. Got people both excited and nervous. Simple and powerful!

A one-man powerhouse of AI knowledge and analyses.

A force of nature. Highly recommended as a keynote speaker in AI.

Alan has an awesomely infectious presentation style and in a domain that is just too cool. Phenomenal.

Unf@$#ingbelievable.

Sensational. When it comes to AI, Alan is not just AN expert, he is THE expert.

“The most brilliant keynote speaker. Set the conference aflame with enthusiasm and excitement.”
Bond University

“Alan changed the course of the entire conference with his presentation. His insights were thought-provoking and proved to be conversation starters.”
RMIA

Alan is a dynamic and engaging speaker with a talent for making serious topics playful, and turning play into serious impact.

“Thanks Alan for featuring both Parti and Imagen text-to-image work from Google! Nice video, neat and informative!”
— Dr Jiahui Yu Google Brain

“It takes a very special type of intelligence to be able to break down complex topics into digestible forms. This is exactly what you have achieved here Alan. Stellar work! I’m excited to see what trillions can do!” — Miren E.

“Thank you very much, I will read that. You are my go to person for A.I. news and staying up to date with A.I. I look forward to your YouTube video updates. Keep up the awesome work!” — Ziegler P.

“Your responses are now flagged as high priority… Thanks for all the great work, your enthusiasm and attention to detail is really appreciated.” — L Pearce.

“Thank you for simplifying what is going on. I love AI and its progress but don’t understand much about it.” — Guilherme D.

“Currently absorbing your mid-22 report, thanks for sending that one through. As always, excellent and engaging material…” — Philip C.

“…really the best AI information to the public. Thank you soo much. It is very exciting times!!!” — SENJU

“Love you, Dr. Thompson! 👽🤟🏼 Thank you for being a scientist and participating in AI and AGI development. I appreciate this information.” — SW

“I can see the excitement in your eyes. What an amazing time we are living in. I really like the idea of synthesis between humans and AI. Thank you for bringing your insight and perspective to the world.” — Nicholas Behel

“Thank you. I have been trying to explain this recent quantum shift in AI but my very, very limited knowledge of the subject (I read the PDP book by Rumelhart & McClelland back in the 1980s) made it difficult for me to explain it to another person. I am still a bit disconcerted that this quantum shift in AI has remained relatively hidden from the general population as it receives little press outside the hard core geek community.” — Rande J

“Brilliant videos Alan, thanks for this! All your content is incredible.” — Mario Domingos

“I rarely binge watching anymore because it leaves me tired and overstimulated. But the talks with Leta are inspiring, deep and touching. What a time to be alive.” — Men’s Compass

“I am not sure what is more impressive
– the Leta composite of voice, visage and nuance of expression
– this overall project and its capable implementation
– or Alan’s highly tuned ability to articulate and express with compelling and infectious enthusiasm
however, I do know I like it and I hope people are contributing to its continuance”

— 1001 Obeisance

“This is really blowing my mind, and seeing this fills me with awe and excitement but also fear. There is now no doubt in my mind that AI will eventually outdo humans in just about everything. The best of human professionals in any domain will be no match for an algorithm. Even programming itself, producing original useful software, even that is something AI will do better in time, learning from millions of best github repositories, maybe even identifying problems to solve with software. A new era is upon us.” — FGPAOC

“Thank you for making some of the best AI content… many people are blind to the progress we’re making, and your optimism and honesty are refreshing.” — Gene Gray


“He is a very dynamic man, a world leader in the field of gifted coaching and in the understanding of both gifted children and adults alike. — Tony, an audience member at the 2017 Perth seminar

“Alan has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with families of Gifted Children. His friendly manner made his audience feel comfortable asking questions. We were grateful to have him share his message about the importance of combining IQ with persistence and resilience. — Tanya Atherton. Head of Gifted and Talented. Sacred Heart College. Perth, Australia.

“You were the best out of all the speakers in the whole conference… You look like you really enjoy it… I’d read the national report already, but you really brought it to life; I learnt some new things! — K Baulch, at the 2016 National Conference on Giftedness

“Sitting through eight hours of other speakers was worth it, just to hear you speak at the end of the day. Your way of presenting brilliance and high performance is fantastic! — Sonja, an audience member at the 2015 International Conference on Giftedness and Talent Development

Recent keynotes

Alan presents on current (2024-2025) artificial intelligence in seminars and workshops across many different forums.

Location Client Watch
Hobart, AUS Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA)
Keynote address on AI
San Antonio,
USA
USAA (Fortune 500 with 37,000 delegates)
Keynote address on AI
Perth,
AUS
Horizon Power
Keynote address and 2-hour extended workshop on AI
Asia-Pacific, China Ernst & Young
Keynote address on AI
Rehearsal available to full subscribers of The Memo
AUS Australian Information Security Association
Keynote address on AI
Perth,
AUS
Confidential retail client
Keynote address on AI
Port Douglas,
AUS
Ray White Group
Keynote address on AI
Hobart,
AUS
Rural Medicine Australia conference
Keynote address on AI
Roadshow across AUS Kimberly-Clark (Fortune 500)
Keynote address on AI
Gold Coast,
AUS
Transport association w senators/ministers
Keynote address on AI
Kyiv,
Ukraine
Devoxx Ukraine 2023: AI – Friend or Foe?
Keynote address on AI
Video
Brisbane,
AUS
LawTech commercialization conference
Keynote address on AI
Melbourne,
AUS
Victorian Government
Keynote address on AI
Rehearsal available to full subscribers of The Memo
Reykjavík,
Iceland
ICAI, executive master in artificial intelligence program
Keynote address on AI
Available to full subscribers of The Memo
Sydney,
AUS
Kerwin Rae’s K2 Elite Mastermind
Keynote address + workshop on AI
Available to full subscribers of The Memo
Adelaide,
AUS
Risk Management Institute of Australasia
Keynote address on AI
Perth,
AUS
Transport logistics: Heavy haul rail conference
Keynote address on AI
Perth,
AUS
BEP for government ministers + directors
Keynote address on AI
New York,
USA
Confidential government-level client
Keynote address on AI
Valletta,
Malta
Government of Malta
Keynote address on AI + video asset
Available to full subscribers of The Memo
Antwerp,
Belgium
Devoxx (4,000 Google/Microsoft/IBM devs)
Keynote address on AI
Video
Gold Coast,
AUS
Bond University + ActiumAI
Keynote address on AI
Video
London,
UK
For confidential Pfizer-level client
Keynote address on AI
Remote
(Mexico)
Australian Computer Society (700 registrants)
Keynote address on AI + workshop on GPT-3
Video
Phoenix,
USA
For confidential Goldman-level client
Keynote address on AI
Kentucky,
USA
The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children: Developing The Future Of Education
Keynote address on AI including the first conversation with Leta AI
Bangkok,
Thailand
Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness
Keynote address on AI


Technical highlights

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Top 3 keynotes by Dr Thompson in 2024

AI report. A colorful presentation on AI and you!
Learn:
– What happened this year, across several major industries.
– How to ride the wave of the current AI explosion, in business and life.
– Preparing for the accelerating change of artificial intelligence (2024+).

 

Brain-machine interfaces and AI models. Preparing for integrated AI and superintelligence as the rising tide lifting all boats.
Learn:
– How the latest BMIs work, invasive vs non-invasive, performance.
– DeepMind Gato, Google PaLM, and other options for AI integration.

 

What’s in my AI? An engaging presentation highlighting datasets used to train major AI models, with visual comparisons and live demo.
Learn:
– How AI labs collect & select data, filtering, censorship, & optimization.
– Possibilities for the next generation of AI (2024+) & multimodal data.