James Hodson is a researcher, entrepreneur, and social activist. His work spans Machine Learning, Economics, Sustainable Global Development, Sociology, and Philosophy. James currently serves as CEO of the AI for Good Foundation; as Chief Science Officer of Cognism, an AI-powered Financial, Human Resources, Sales, and Marketing intelligence platform; and as Senior Researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Department of the Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia. Through these roles, James seeks to effect lasting change in our economies, societies, and scientific understanding. He is an early stage investor in technology-focussed start-ups, nurturing leadership, teams, energy, and innovation. Previously, James built and directed the AI Research group at Bloomberg in New York, a 20+ research focussed group across ML, NLP, Knowledge Engineering, Reasoning, and Inference. He was a researcher at the German National Research Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and holds patents across Machine Translation and Network Inference.