Everyone has heard people quarrelling. Sometimes it sounds funny. And sometimes it sounds merely unpleasant; but however it sounds, I believe we can learn something very important from listening to the kind of things they say. CS Lewis
Paul Mason took up the role of Interim Director – Emerging & Enabling Technologies at Innovate UK in April 2016.
Paul joined Innovate UK as Head of Development in 2007, and became Deputy Director Research and Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) in 2014.
Paul oversaw the creation and initial implementation of all of our first sector strategies, and led the creation of our programmes in Creative Industries, Stratified (Precision) Medicine, Agri-Food, Design and Emerging Technologies. More recently he has had overarching responsibility for the joint thematic work between Innovate UK and the Research Councils, working together to identify and accelerate the impact of high potential research, and with the wider Government CSA network.
Before joining Innovate UK he worked for 25 years in the chemical industry, and in 2007 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
This week, I’m taking part in the Financial Times’s Innovation Dialogue Number 1, which is debating the impact and implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) working alongside human beings.
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