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Martin Benson

Head of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Martin Benson, Head of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A trained mathematician with a Master’s Degree and PhD in Mathematics, and leading expert in driving business value from data, Martin is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science.

From inventing the algorithm that underpins our new patent-pending AI product - Archetype - which enables lenders to produce interpretable AI credit scoring models, through to designing Jaywing’s Big Data cluster and creating highly-scalable decision optimisation algorithms, Martin is recognised for driving business value from data and developing relevant technology that directly grows business opportunities.

Over the past 12 months, Martin has led a number of game-changing data science projects to discover new business opportunities for Jaywing and its clients. Spearheading commercial applications of machine learning, statistical analysis, data-mining and modelling for clients like Avios and Swinton, Martin’s inquisitive and innovative approach has led to the development of a number of forward-thinking solutions to meet the challenges of gaining insight from big data.

Martin has a passion for turning data into products, actionable insights, and meaningful stories and is recognised both internally and externally as an expert to solve challenging data problems. He thrives on sharing his knowledge with others and has recently been invited to be a mentor on the leading 'Deep Learning' MOOC by Coursera, assisting people in learning about AI. Martin was also a DataIQ Talent Awards finalist for the Data Science Leader category.

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