David Cameron will become AI firm chair

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by Charlie Spargo

Afiniti, an artificial intelligence firm based in Washington, D.C., has appointed former Prime Minister David Cameron as chairman of its advisory board, it was announced today.

Cameron has worked in a number of not-for-profits and taken appointments for after-dinner speeches since stepping down after losing the EU Referendum in 2016. He has also dedicated lots of time to writing his memoirs, which are set for release later in the year.

He "will be responsible for curating and overseeing the strategic guidance” of Afiniti's board in his new role.

The AI company has the stated goal "to discover, predict and affect patterns of interpersonal behavior", and works to implement artificial intelligence in call centres. 

Cameron said: "[As Prime Minister] I was excited to see the rapid development in artificial intelligence and the huge potential AI has to address some of the challenges that societies face today… I am therefore delighted to have been asked to chair Afiniti’s advisory board, helping support their work to transform the future of customer service and interpersonal communications.”