16 World-Leading Expert Artificial Intelligence Speakers to Hire

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Artificial Intelligence

With the incredible pace of innovation in the technology sector, each and everyday advancements are made and we are introduced to new forms of tech. One of the many incredible innovations of the modern day is artificial intelligence, and more recently forms of AI such as generative AI. An often complex subject to navigate, artificial intelligence experts are working hard to share their expertise to improve understanding of the subject and promote the adoption of AI.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is defined as the science and engineering of intelligent machines, in particular, intelligent computer programs that mimic human behaviour. The global AI market is valued at over $136 billion, with predictions stating that by the year 2025, over 97 million people will work in the AI industry. With such positive statistics, it is evident that businesses need to adopt AI in order to stay ahead of the curve and continue to see growth and prosperity.

Source: IBM & Oracle

How Can I Hire an Artificial Intelligence Speaker to Share Expert Advice?

A fantastic way of adopting AI is by hiring an artificial intelligence speaker, who will share their expertise on the true importance of adopting this innovative form of technology. Here at The Motivational Speakers Agency, we are fortunate to work with some of the most prominent speakers on artificial intelligence, browse our selection of the 15 most popular artificial intelligence speakers in the world, below and complete our online contact form to secure the perfect speaker!

Official 16 Most Popular Artificial Intelligence Speakers in the World

Sophia The Robot

The most advanced human-like robot, Sophia The Robot personifies dreams for the future of AI. Crafted with a combination of artistry, science and engineering, Sophia is the epitome of the future of technology, created by the talented David Hanson. The world’s first robot citizen, Sophia was elected as the first robot Innovation Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. A framework for cutting edge artificial intelligence, Sophia is regularly hired for events across the globe to increase understanding of machine learning and human-robot interactions. Used in projects such as Loving AI, Sophia is a way for artificial intelligence experts to better understand how robots can adapt to users needs, working to generate the future of artificial intelligence with intra and interpersonal development.


Sophia was great, everyone loved her. - Dell

Adam Cheyer

Adam Cheyer is a decorated technology entrepreneur, with detailed expertise in artificial intelligence as the Co-Founder of Siri. A revolutionary form of technology, that can now be found in the pockets of hundreds of people across the globe, Adam’s revered virtual assistant is now found on Apple devices – advising users with a variety of queries and questions. Also revered as the Co-Founder of Viv Labs, Adam played a pivotal role in creating the virtual assistant Bixby for Samsung technology. Having also worked as Director of Engineering in the iPhone and IOS Group at Apple, Adam has detailed knowledge of how artificial intelligence will continue to revolutionise our lives and make day-to-day tasks as simple as can be. When hired as an artificial intelligence speaker, Adam details all on the future of intelligent interface agents.

Speaking Topics:

  • The Future of AI and Businesses
  • Hey Siri – a founding story
  • How to build a successful startup – lessons from the founder of Siri Inc
  • I can help with that – the future of intelligent interface agents


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

Ayesha Khanna

A pioneering woman in the sector of artificial intelligence, Ayesha Khanna is renowned as the Co-Founder of ADDO AI and Founder of 21C GIRLS. Sitting at the helm of one of Asia’s four leading artificial intelligence companies, Ayesha is transforming the ways in which businesses adopt AI and develop their AI solutions. Named as one of South East Asia’s Groundbreaking Female Entrepreneurs, Ayesha has impacted countless high-calibre AI projects, such as Smart Dubai – helping to transform Dubai into a smart city. Inspiring other women to follow STEM careers, Ayesha is also dedicated to empowering female inclusion in AI, which she ensures becomes a reality with her company 21C GIRLS – a revered training provider on AI and coding for girls in Singapore. Having also been named as one of the 12 Leading Women Around The World, Ayesha is now highly sought after as an artificial intelligence speaker. Sharing her expertise on emerging human technologies and artificial intelligence, Ayesha is pioneering the next generation of female artificial intelligence experts.

Speaking Topics:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Developing smart cities
  • Emerging human technologies
  • STEM
  • Technology & innovation


Please forward our thanks to Ayesha. Her session was amazing and really inspiring for all of us to watch! - Nidhi, AppDynamics

James Poulter

An industry-leading authority on technology, social media, the future of work and artificial intelligence, James Poulter has enjoyed a decorated career working as the Senior Manager of Global Social Media and Head of Emerging Platforms & Partnerships for the LEGO Group. Dedicated to shaping the illustrious brand image, James was widely responsible for exploring new immersive technology – such as voice and conversational artificial intelligence. Since leaving LEGO, James has become the Co-Founder and CEO of Vixen Labs, a company committed to selling both products and services through conversational interfaces and artificial intelligence. Also the Founder of Voice2, James is a major pioneer of the voice and conversational AI sector, committed to driving the world of conversational AI forward. Having also worked as a Digital Strategist for Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and as Associate Director for Edelman, James is a trusted and authoritative speaker on innovation, strategy, voice technologies and conversational AI – an AI speaker who should not be missed for your next event!

Speaking Topics:

  • Ambient technology
  • 2025 – autonomous, connected & enabled
  • The ethics & morality of digital technology
  • Play + work = innovation culture
  • CTL – ALT – DEL
  • The innovation pendulum
  • The voice coffee break


James Poulter is full of energy, ideas and passion for technology. He is a very strong networker and collaborator who is always looking to support new projects and initiatives and is focused on ensuring he has a strong knowledge and expertise on whatever the ‘next big thing’ around the corner is. He also has a fantastic network and is a valued sparring partner on many topics – from voice to blockchain via GIFS and Emojis. It has been great working with him at the LEGO Group. - LEGO

Kate Darling

A preeminent expert on social robotics and robot ethics, Kate Darling has heavily contributed to the understanding of machine learning and the development of artificial intelligence. Named as one of the 25 Women in Robotics You Need To Know About and as a Radar Thinker by Thinkers50, Kate is currently working as a Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab – researching how technology intersects with society. Also looking at the near-term effects that robotic technology has on society, Kate is hired as an artificial intelligence speaker to share developments in the world of human-robot interaction. Most recently, Kate has authored the book The New Breed: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots, sharing her predictions for the future of robotics. Having previously been featured in The Guardian, The New Yorker, Vogue and WIRED, Kate is a preeminent authority on artificial intelligence who should be a first choice when looking for an AI speaker.

Speaking Topics:

  • Robot ethics and the future of human-robot interaction
  • Society and robot law – extending legal protection to social robots
  • Emerging technology


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 the excitement was contagious – participants walked away inspired and energised. - Boston Consulting Group

Jeff Dean

A mastermind software engineer, Jeff Dean is renowned for his work as the Senior Vice President of Research and Health for Google, spending over two decades pioneering artificial intelligence for Google. From speech recognition to natural language processing, Jeff was responsible for some of Google’s most used features, including co-designing and co-implementing their crawling and indexing query retrieval systems, implementing BigTable used underneath 50 Google products and co-founding the deep learning research team. Before forging a successful career with Google, Jeff worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Washington, researching new techniques for optimising object-oriented languages. With such detailed expertise in technology, Jeff is now highly sought after as an artificial intelligence speaker to detail what the future holds for technology and human-like AI.

Inma Martinez

With previous careers in telecommunications and investment banking, Inma Martinez is now forging an authoritative reputation in the artificial intelligence sector. A trusted expert on digital transformation, Inma is dedicated to spreading awareness of the potential that artificial intelligence has for businesses. Currently the Director of the Master in Artificial Intelligence at Universidad Loyola, Inma is passionate about creating the next generation of AI enthusiasts. Having also been elected to the Advisory Council to the State of Secretary for Artificial Intelligence at the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation and a member of the Steering Committee Multitask Expert Group at The Global Partnership of Artificial Intelligence, Inma’s expertise on AI knows no bounds. Also a member of GPAI’s Innovation and Commercialisation of AI Task Group, Inma is highly sought after as an AI speaker for corporate events. Having delivered the TEDx talk AI Machines and the New Super Humans, Inma is a seasoned speaker focussing on applied AI for a variety of sectors.

Speaking Topics:

  • Applied AI for sectors in digital transformation: healthcare, pharma, energy, automotive & financial services
  • AI pillars for the future: ethics, big data & SME adoption
  • The future of work: how AI and the new EQ society will shape enterprises
  • The end of money: how digitisation has changed the financial services landscape


It went great! Inma is an amazing speaker and lovely person. - CenturyLink

Dag Kittlaus

Having formerly worked as the Vice President of Telenor Mobile and the General Manager of Motorola, Dag Kittlaus came to prominence when he became the Co-Founder and CEO of Siri. Famed for helping to create the first true automated virtual assistant, Dag’s revolutionary technology was soon purchased by Apple to be used on their illustrious iPhone devices. After Apple purchased Siri, Dag worked as the Director of Siri and Speech Recognition for Apple, pioneering artificial intelligence that could recognise a person’s voice and assist with enquiries. Having since become the Co-Founder and CEO of Viv Labs, the creator of the virtual assistant Bixby for Samsung technology, Dag is a preeminent authority in the field of conversational AI and voice recognition. Having also worked as the Vice President of Samsung Mobile, Dag’s expertise in technology perfectly positions him as an artificial intelligence speaker for corporate events.

Speaking Topics:

  • Artificial intelligence – past, present and future
  • Marketing – building billion-dollar brands
  • Entrepreneur and strategy – designing and executing scalable brands for worldwide distribution


He’s got lots of interesting stories to tell: I think very few entrepreneurs have sold multi-hundred-million-dollar companies to both Apple and Samsung; very few people have worked this closely with Steve Jobs on a project that was clearly more than personal to him; very few people have interacted with so many top people, including Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and many more. AI and next-generation interfaces are both very hot topics that Dag knows a lot about, and he is one of the most visionary futurists that I know; I’m sure many companies will be interested to hear where he thinks the world is heading. - Adam Cheyer, Co-Founder of Siri & Viv Labs

Joanna Shields

Renowned as the first Minister of Internet Safety & Security in the UK, Baroness Joanna Shields is a revered figure of cyber security and technology. Committed to ensuring that all users of the internet, children in particular, are safe online, Joanna is able to share her comprehensive understanding of cyber security in addition to her expertise on artificial intelligence as a speaker. Currently, Joanna is the CEO of BenevolentAI – a company dedicated to the research and implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the healthcare sector. Named on BBC Radio 4’s list of the 100 Powerful Women in the UK, Joanna is now highly sought after as a trusted authority on the possibilities of artificial intelligence. With extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, don’t miss your opportunity to hear Baroness Joanna Shields speak on artificial intelligence and cyber security today.

Speaking Topics:

  • Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Developing greater connectivity through tech
  • The future of artificial intelligence
  • Protecting younger generations online

Chris Barton

Founder and CEO of Shazam, Chris Barton is the entrepreneur behind the revered artificial intelligence that can match the name to hundreds of thousands of songs. Pioneering mobile ecosystems for both Google and Dropbox also, Chris provides his fascinating stories from the frontline of artificial intelligence innovation when hired as an AI speaker. Invented in 2000, Shazam was acquired by Apple, which has gone down in history as Apple’s sixth-largest acquisition of all time. A revolutionary piece of artificial intelligence, Shazam works by matching unique digital fingerprints to millions of songs on the Shazam database. Having also worked as the Head of Android Business Development and the Head of Mobile Operations Business Development for Dropbox, Chris has a plethora of knowledge about technology, now hired as an AI speaker to spread the possibilities of artificial intelligence and his predictions for the future of AI.

Speaking Topics:

  • Boldly challenging thinking
  • Start from zero: five unexpected methods of disruptive thinking


As Founder and CEO of Shazam, Chris was an early inspiration to all who worked with him. A real dynamo – passionate about his company, and full of creative ideas. - Clayton, Owner, ImaginativeHR

Marita Cheng

An empowering woman in the world of robotics, Marita Cheng is revered for her innovative capabilities as a robotics developer and entrepreneur. Founder of Robogals, Marita is dedicated to giving women access to opportunities in the technology and engineering sectors, empowering women to follow STEM careers. The youngest person to be awarded Member of the Order of Australia, Marita has solidified her prominence in the industry, revered as an expert on artificial intelligence and how robotics will shape the future as we know it. Also named as one of the World’s Top 50 Women in Technology and the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, Marita is widely revered as a thought leader instigating progressive change. A seasoned speaker on artificial intelligence and robotics, Marita has previously delivered the TEDx talks We Need To Teach Our Kids To Be Makers and If The Blind Could See. Focussing on topics of what’s real with artificial intelligence, Marita will share her predictions for the future of robotics and AI when hired as a speaker.

Speaking Topics:

  • Robot queen to change the world
  • My bot, your bot, aubot
  • What’s real with artificial intelligence
  • Robogals: how artificial intelligence won’t take your job but teenage girls might


Aston Kucher wasn’t the only star attraction Lenovo had at its TECHMyWay presentation today. He was preceded by Marita Cheng, the widely inspirational and very impressive 2012 Young Australian of the Year winner, founder of Robogals and now CEO of Aubot. - Lenovo TECHMyWay

Andy Fitze

A revered digital cognitive strategist, Andy Fitze has forged a respectable career as a leading artificial intelligence influencer, driving the evolution of AI and its potential to boost the economy. The Co-Founder of SwissCognitive and Cognitive Valley, Andy is dedicated to accelerating the development of artificial intelligence and cognitive intelligence, emphasising in his speeches the importance of adopting AI to remain successful as a business. Named as one of the Top AI Thought Leaders and Influencers to Follow in 2021 by Analytics Insights, Andy helps audiences to recognise the potential of AI in improving innovation, growth and productivity. Having also been a Lecturer at the Bern University of Applied Science, Andy uses his prominence to share his three decades worth of experience on the benefits of artificial intelligence. Seen on global stages, Andy is the perfect artificial intelligence speaker to hire when looking to promote its benefits for business prosperity.

Speaking Topics:

  • Responsible AI
  • As AI makes more decisions, the nature of leadership will change
  • AI is now a C-suite imperative
  • AI has a key role in driving the new normal
  • AI. It’s beyond technology
  • AI & data: how to make the marriage work
  • How AI fosters primary & secondary sectors
  • How to set up an AI centre of excellence

Katie King

Dedicated to helping businesses adapt to the ever-changing corporate landscape, Katie King has forged an illustrious career sharing her expertise on STEM, artificial intelligence and business transformation. CEO of AI in Marketing, Katie details how artificial intelligence can be used across a variety of sectors – from marketing and sales to HR, retail and financial services. Referenced as a source in the AI Leadership AI Toolkit for Corporate Boards by the World Economic Forum, Katie is trusted by some of the world’s most respected companies for her expertise in artificial intelligence. Katie has also authored the two bestselling books Using Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: How to Harness AI and Maintain the Competitive Edge and AI Strategy for Sales and Marketing: Connection Marketing, Sales and Customer Experience. Having also acted as a member of the UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group Task Force for the Adoption of AI, don’t miss your opportunity to learn all there is to know about AI with Katie King.

Speaking Topics:

  • How to harness artificial intelligence for business growth
  • How to harness AI for marketing, sales, HR and CX
  • How can the C-Suite prepare for a world where man and machines co-exist
  • Harnessing AI to future-proof your careers
  • Closing the skills gap; understanding how AI is shaping future careers and job functions
  • How to harness AI in telecoms
  • How to harness AI in retail, law and financial services
  • Harnessing AI ethically for competitive growth

Nick Bostrom

Highly acclaimed in his role as the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, Nick Bostrom is a preeminent authority on the acceleration of technology to benefit humankind. On a mission to stifle the progression of dangerous technology, Nick is often seen speaking out on how robots and artificial intelligence may one day gain the ability to improve themselves to exceed human capabilities – an ‘intelligence explosion’ he describes. Having been ranked as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers on two occasions and on the Top World Thinkers List by Prospect, Nick is a highly analytical thinker who has released over 200 publications on his varied expertise. Author of New York Times Bestseller Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers and Strategies, Nick is hired for his ability to put the future of artificial intelligence and technology into an understandable and relatable context. Exciting audiences with his perspectives on the promise of machine intelligence, hire Nick Bostrom today to learn more about the prospects of AI.


Incredibly interesting, he helped us to understand the positive possibilities of artificial intelligence. - Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

Jessica Barker

With a decorated career in cyber security, Jessica Barker is revered for transforming the industry of cyber security with her human approach to innovations in technology. With the development of areas of technology such as artificial intelligence, Jessica is expertly able to detail what threats to cyber security AI poses. Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Cygenta, Jessica is on a mission to positively influence artificial intelligence and cyber security awareness, culture and behaviour in organisations across the country. Named as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Women in Cyber Security in the UK, Jessica is also the author of the bestselling book Confident Cyber Security. Chair of ClubCISO, Jessica is committed to helping people adapt to the ever-changing technological landscape, promoting the adoption of innovative forms of technology such as artificial intelligence. Also keeping people safe from the prying eyes of cybercriminals, look no further than Jessica Barker when looking to learn about the future of technology.


Event went really well and Jessica is a star, a true pleasure working with her! The average rating of the speakers during the event was high, 3.82 overall and Jessica got 4.68 which was the highest score of the day. - IDG AB

Vladimer Botsvadze

Vladimer Botsvadze has a track record of shaping the AI industry through his consultancy work with business leaders; his expertise is widely respected. Vladimer's captivating keynote speeches and onscreen commentating have reached millions of viewers worldwide, covering topics ranging from content marketing to AI and chatbots. Whether at big data industry conferences or technology and marketing summits, Vladimer is an effortless storyteller, making complex subjects accessible. His awards, including being named the No.1 Global Marketing Thought Leader, and his extensive experience with global awards and publications make him a trusted source of insights and strategies in the digital realm. Vladimer's practical and actionable approach to marketing has benefited top executives and Fortune 500 brands. He is an invaluable speaker for those seeking a glimpse into the future of marketing and technology.


Vladimer is an inspiration for the marketing world. He always questions the status quo to drive marketing innovation. I'm happy to be able to call him a business partner. - Maximilian, Business Development Consultant at Google

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