Matt Jones

Matt has over 16 years' experience of working in Research and Development groups within the Pharmaceutical industry. Matt joined Glaxo Wellcome (GSK) in 1998 as a scientific software engineer after completing his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Bath. He quickly moved through the ranks of technical leadership, project and programme management before leaving in 2014 to join Tessella. Matt has built a depth of knowledge of end to end R&D processes and how modern computational methods, platforms, software, data science and analytics can help enterprise's make those critical business decisions based upon facts and data as opposed to instinct and feel. Matt is keen to expand his knowledge base and is always looking for opportunities to help business solve their problems and grow their capabilities. In October 2015 Matt was elected to the Board of Directors of the Pistoia Alliance.

Can we trust AI to make decisions?

AI is going to make our lives easier by automating repetitive tasks, releasing resources to focus on higher-value tasks and removing the subjectivity from a human judgement call. Yet, sometimes it goes wrong – people are denied visas, wrongly sent bills and stopped at airports all because AI has mistaken them for someone else. Compounding […]

We should treat data projects as we do scientific experiments

It is received wisdom amongst many ‘data gurus’ that correlation equals insight. And supporting them in their quest are plenty of analytics platforms to spot these correlations and hidden relationships and additional tools to blend data and identify further relationships. The reality is that most data interrelationships are not that simple. Many correlations are based […]

How open access to artificial intelligence changes everything

Over the past few months Google, Microsoft and Facebook have taken major decisions to make their Artificial Intelligence (AI) API’s openly available to all. IBM have opened their Watson API on a ‘freemium’ basis and Elon Musk launched the OpenAI project with a star-studded list of backers; Palantir CEO Peter Thiel, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman […]

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