The Top Trending Generative AI Speakers to Hire in 2024

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Generative AI

AI continues to be one of the most exciting developments of modern society, continuing to advance itself each and every day. Most recently, generative AI has been taking the world of AI and technology by storm, with its innate ability to mimic human intelligence and creativity. If you are looking to learn more about the future of AI and generative AI, take a look at our guide to generative AI and who the best speakers are to hire below!

What is Generative AI?

As defined by, generative AI is:

"A type of artificial intelligence that can create a wide variety of data, such as images, videos, audio, text and 3D models… GenAI is capable of producing highly realistic and complex content that mimics human creativity, making it a valuable tool for many industries such as gaming, entertainment and product design… advancements have opened up new possibilities for using GenAI to solve complex problems, create art and even assist in scientific research."


Why Should I Hire a Generative AI Speaker?

As the field of AI continues to advance and generative AI becomes a norm not only in the workplace but society as a whole, it is highly important to learn how you can adopt the use of generative AI to stay ahead of the curve. A great way to learn how you can benefit from the use of generative AI is by hiring an expert generative AI speaker to put the complexities of this exciting new form of AI into perspective.

How To Hire a Generative AI Speaker

If you are interested in hiring a generative AI speaker, it has never been easier with The Motivational Speakers Agency! Browse our selection of the top trending generative AI speakers to hire in 2024 below, or our roster of expert AI speakers, and contact a booking agent on 0207 0787 876 to hire a speaker! Alternatively, complete our online contact form.

The Top Trending Generative AI Speakers to Hire in 2024

  1. Dag Kittlaus
  2. Adam Cheyer
  3. Ray Kurzweil
  4. Kate Darling
  5. Nina Schick
  6. Kay Firth-Butterfield
  7. Calum Chace
  8. Vivek Wadhwa
  9. George Berkowski
  10. Carl Benedikt Frey
  11. Sebastian Thrun

Dag Kittlaus

A distinguished technology professional, Dag Kittlaus is a preeminent authority on generative AI who is best known as the Co-Founder and CEO of Siri and Viv Labs. Renowned for his expertise in virtual assistants, Dag is famed for innovating the creation of virtual assistants found in Apple and Samsung products. Having also been the Director of Siri and Speech Recognition for Apple Inc and the Vice President of Samsung Mobile, Dag has extended his expert knowledge to the biggest tech companies on how to integrate the most impressive forms of AI into their revolutionary products.

Having masterminded the creation of Siri and Samsung virtual assistants, hire Dag Kittlaus today to learn how generative AI will shape the future of the workplace and society as a whole.

Official Feedback for Dag Kittlaus:

"Dag and I have worked together first in his role at Motorola, then as an EIR at SRI, and finally as CEO of Siri. In all these roles, Dah was a great leader. He was a master in bringing to life our market concepts, with the most amazing clarity and impact. This is most obvious in his success with Siri, which brings to life the concept of the virtual personal assistant. He worked collaboratively with the team and the board, always with good nature and total engagement. I hope we will again someday come back to SRI to start another great venture." - Norman, President, Winarsky Ventures

Adam Cheyer

A revered inventor, engineer and entrepreneur, Adam Cheyer is another revolutionary innovator of virtual assistants and AI. The Co-Founder of Siri and Viv Labs, Adam is one of the pioneers of the revolutionary AI found in the biggest Samsung and Apple devices. Leading the AI revolution, Adam has also formerly worked as the Program Director of the AI Center for SRI International, the Engineering Director for Apple and the Vice President of R&D for Samsung Mobile – spearheading the development of the world’s most subversive technology. Today, Adam is a thought-provoking advisor for a variety of companies, including Riva Health, Spatial Labs, Brilliant Labs and

Named a Top Visionary in Voice 2020 and awarded the 2019 AI Tech Award from AI DevWorld, Adam Cheyer is one of the most revolutionary innovators in AI– perfectly positioned to detail his expertise on generative AI at corporate conferences worldwide.

Official Feedback for Adam Cheyer:

"Adam is a truly visionary computer scientist, and he has a rare gift for creating incredibly compelling demonstrations of what is possible through new paradigms for computing and interaction. I’ve watched Adam do demos so mind-opening that they literally made me cry (in a good way!)." - Steven, Chief Patent Officer & Deputy General, SRI International

Ray Kurzweil

A pioneering futurist and inventor, Ray Kurzweil is revered for his research into the field of computer pattern recognition, synthetic music and voice, text to speech and automation of human language. Renowned for his legendary predictions on the future, Ray is also best known for working as the Director of Engineering at Google – a role in which he was responsible for the study of the way in which computers and machines can process and understand human language and behaviour, and the possibilities of AI for Google. Having focussed on the invention of AI since the 1960s, Ray’s longstanding passion for AI has fostered a reputation of excellence within the field and has seen him inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and awarded the National Medal of Technology & Innovation.

Elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil is a preeminent authority on the future of AI, hired to share his expertise at global conferences on how generative AI will augment and expand society, rather than replace humans as many fear.

Official Feedback for Ray Kurzweil:

"Ray came in and really inspired our employees. His presentation was extremely well received, and many people in the audience expressed their gratitude for being in the presence of one of their true heroes. My inbox has been filled with thanks and expressions of how their perspective on their job has really changed. I don’t think we could have asked for much more than that!" - Dolby

Kate Darling

Kate Darling has enjoyed a decorated career in the field of AI and robots, and is currently working as a Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab. Passionate about researching the intersection of technology and humanity, Kate is renowned for her expertise on the effects of robotic technology and AI – and how they create social and ethical issues. Experimenting with human-robot interaction, Kate’s expertise has seen her elected as a Fellow of the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Yale Information Society Project. Commended for her expertise with an Honorary Doctorate of Sciences from Middlebury College, Kate has also been featured in the likes of The New Yorker, Forbes, WIRED, The Japan Times and The Guardian.

Also an Affiliate of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Kate Darling is a highly popular speaker for global events, hired to share her expertise on how robotics and generative AI will shape and digitally transform society.

Official Feedback for Kate Darling:

"It was a fantastic talk. What we appreciated most about Kate is her ability to explain complex ideas in a very interesting, dynamic way through visuals, video and robot props. She has a refreshingly grounded, optimistic perspective on the future of human/machine interaction. She obviously loves her work and that excitement was contagious – participants walked away inspired and energised." - Boston Consulting Group

Nina Schick

As generative AI continues to explode in popularity, a new wave of GenAI experts have emerged – such as the Creator of The Era of Generative AI, Nina Schick. Nina is committed to making AI more accessible for all, analysing how the developing field of AI will change humanity. With former experience working for President Joe Biden and the former NATO Secretary-General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Nina is now the author of the world’s first book on AI-generated content, DEEPFAKES: The Coming Infocalypse and is the Founder of Tamang Ventures. When she is not sharing her expertise on generative AI at WebSummit or CogX, Nina can be found working as an Advisor for Truepic and Synthesia, the creators of the first media authentication technology and the first AI-to-video generation platform.

Having been published in the MIT Tech Review, The Times and TIME and invited to deliver the TEDx Talk Deepfakes and The Age of Synthetic Media, Nina Schick is a preeminent keynote speaker on generative AI whose expertise will position audiences to stay ahead of the curve in the new age of generative AI.

Official Feedback for Nina Schick:

"The highlight of the event." - TEDx Glasgow

Kay Firth-Butterfield

The Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for the World Economic Forum, Kay Firth-Butterfield has forged a credible reputation as an expert on the governance of AI. Educating people on how humanity can benefit equitably from the use of AI, Kay is revered as the World’s first Chief AI Ethics Officer and as an Expert Advisor for the All Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. Also the Co-Founder of AI Global, a member of the Lord Chief Justice’s Panel on AI and Law and the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, there are few people as dedicated to the adoption of AI as Kay. With former success as a Judge for the UK Ministry of Justice, Kay is also a Master of the Inner Temple of The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and an Associate Barrister for Doughty Street Chambers.

With such a prolific reputation in the fields of law and AI, it comes as no surprise that Kay was named as one of the 10 Women Changing the Landscape of Leaders by The New York Times. With detailed expertise on the governance of AI and how AI will shape the future, hire Kay Firth-Butterfield to share her expertise on the future of generative AI at worldwide conferences.

Official Feedback for Kay Firth-Butterfield:

"Kay is simply amazing and one of the most caring people I have encountered in my career… she is extremely passionate about protecting people from the potential negative consequences of the use of technology, and it shows in every speech he gives and every article she writes. She is also incredibly well-spoken and very thoughtful in everything she says. It is my pleasure to have worked with her…" - Venkataraman, Digital Technology Leader

Calum Chace

A decorated businessman with former experience as the Sales and Marketing Manager of BP, a Journalist for the BBC World Service and a Director for KPMG, Calum Chace has forged a respectable reputation for his expertise on technology and AI. Now a global keynote speaker and consultant on AI, Calum details how AI is our most powerful technology and how it will change almost everything about ‘being human’. Nicknamed ‘The AI Guy’, Calum is also the Co-Founder of the Economic Singularity Foundation think tank, which focuses on the future of work. When he is not dedicating his time to researching AI or with his think tank, Calum is an avid author – having written the titles Surviving AI, The Economic Singularity and Pandora’s Brain.

Named as one of the Top 10 Thought Leaders on Autonomous Vehicles by Thinkers360 and one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders on AI by Thinkers360, Calum is revered for his expertise on AI and how exponential technologies will impact our future. When looking for an expert on generative AI to share their predictions for the future of AI, hire Calum Chace today!

Official Feedback for Calum Chace:

"I invited Calum to the London Business School to give a talk about artificial intelligence, and its consequences for the business world. The presentation was really engaging, including not only possible impacts on the economy, but also potential solutions. Calum is a great speaker and has a deep understanding of AI, which allows him to present the matter in a completely new light." - London Business School

Vivek Wadhwa

A Distinguished Fellow of Harvard Law School, Vivek Wadhwa is a revered authority on digital disruption, disruptive innovation, exponential technologies and AI. Also currently a Distinguished Fellow and an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Vivek lectures a variety of classes on exponential technology and researches the law and ethics of such exponential technologies. With former experience as the Director of Research of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialisation at Duke University, the VP of Academics, Research and Innovation at Singularity University and a Fellow of the Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, Vivek is a renowned academic who is working tirelessly to map out the future of AI and exponential technologies.

A Syndicated Columnist for The Washington Post, Vivek has also shared his expertise on AI and tech as an author – having written the titles The Driver in the Driverless Car and Your Happiness Hacked. Named a Leader of Tomorrow by Forbes and a Top 100 Global Thinker, don’t miss your opportunity to learn about the future of generative AI with Vivek Wadhwa.

Official Feedback for Vivek Wadhwa:

"The group was extremely impressed by Vivek Wadhwa and found him to be thought-provoking, futuristic and made them think of the potential ways their business will change, grow and expand in the next 5, 10 and 15 years." - International Sign Association

George Berkowski

The Co-Founder of, George Berkowski is a highly regarded expert on AI and the building of mobile applications. Having fostered a reputation as a data-driven entrepreneur and investor, George is best known for being the Co-Founder of, the Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum UK, Chief Product Officer for Hailo, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of Product for Now sitting at the helm of the World’s largest face and body AR platform,, George is backed by some of the leading names in the world of gaming and AI – such as the Founder of Candy Crush. In addition to his commitments to revolutionising the field of AI, George has also shared his expertise in his book How To Build a Billion Dollar App: Discover the Secrets of the Most Successful Entrepreneurs of Our Time.

An acclaimed specialist speaker on augmented reality, AI, deep learning and software development kits, George was previously invited to deliver the TEDx Talk How to Build a Billion Dollar App?. When looking for an expert generative AI speaker who can map out the prospects for generative AI and how it will shape the future of AI forevermore, hire George Berkowski today.

Official Feedback for George Berkowski:

"As one of the sharpest minds in the UK startup scene, George is a laser-focused senior product professional… with an underlying passion for his craft, George will be a huge asset to any start-up grappling with a complex product challenge." - Simon, Former UK MD, Hailo

Carl Benedikt Frey

The Dieter Schwartz Associate Professor of AI & Work at the Oxford Internet Institute and the Director of the Future of Work Programme at the Oxford Martin School, Carl Benedikt Frey is a preeminent academic who is committed to predicting how exponential technologies will impact the future of the workplace. A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda and the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), Carl is dedicated to the responsible development and ethical use of AI. A prolific writer on the economics of AI, Carl is the author of The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation, and has advised the likes of the European Commission, G20, the United Nations and the OECD.

Also the author of The Technology Trap: Capital, Labour and Power in the Age of Automation, Carl was recognised with selection as one of the Financial Times Best Books of the Year 2019 and with the prestigious Richard A. Lester Prize, awarded by Princeton University. A preeminent authority on how generative AI will shape the future of the workplace and automate jobs, hire Carl Benedikt Frey to learn what the future holds for your industry in the face of generative AI.

Official Feedback for Carl Benedikt Frey:

"Will machines equipped with artificial intelligence render the human race redundant? Is work as we know it about to be terminated? When we try to think about plausible futures, history is a better guide than science fiction. In this important new work of applied history, Oxford economic historian Carl Benedikt Frey draws on the experience of the first and second industrial revolutions, as well as the first computer revolution, to offer answers to some of the burning questions of our time. His key point – that technological disruption of the labour market is usually painful in the short run, whatever the long-run benefits of innovation – is of vital importance to voters and policymakers alike." - Niall, Hoover Institution Stanford

Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun is an outstanding researcher, who is committed to the exploration of robotics, human-computer interaction and AI. Best known as the Founder of Google [x], Sebastian is the mastermind behind Google’s self-driving car team that won the DARPA Grand Challenge and the Google Brain Project, which leverages machine learning and AI. Having also been the Founder of Google Glass, Sebastian has also forged his own success as an entrepreneur, having been the Co-Founder and Chairman of Udacity and the CEO of Kitty Hawk Corporation. For over two decades, Sebastian has also worked as a Professor at Stanford University, where he was the Director of the Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Lab and worked within the computer science and electrical engineering departments of the university.

Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and named the Fifth Most Creative Person in Business by Fast Company, Sebastian is a revered AI enthusiast who is educating the next generation of generative AI experts. Having also claimed the Global Leadership Award from the World Affairs Council, don’t miss your chance to learn about generative AI with Sebastian Thrun today.

How Does Generative AI Work?

Generative AI is a form of AI that creates content, and in order to make such content it uses a complex algorithm of machine learning. Learning patterns from existing data, generative AI uses such patterns to generate new outputs that mimic human intelligence.

The machine learning that generative AI uses is called Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). GANs have both a generator that creates new content and a discriminator that evaluates data that forms the content that the generative AI makes. These two components work hand in hand to improve the content that generative AI is capable of creating, making the data that is created by generative AI indistinguishable from material created by humans.

Using machine learning allows generative AI to predict the next word based on previous word sequences when creating content, a continual process of building knowledge based on previous experiences. Once a form of generative AI is trained, it can then be fine-tuned to improve its accuracy and human-like capabilities.

Source: World Economic Forum & Harvard Business Review

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Mark Matthews - Headshot
After Dinner Sales Executive

Since 2017, Mark has been working closely with some of the world’s most prestigious brands, including F1, Deloitte, Mastercard, HSBC and Samsung. With a degree in Business Management and Sports Science from the University of Worcester, he is a key figure in The Motivational Speakers Agency’s success, securing talent for reputable events as a Senior Keynote Speaker Executive. Working with some of the biggest names in media and sport, from Tyson Fury to Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark has formed quality relationships with countless household names. 

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