14–17 Oct 2019
Martin Benson

Martin Benson
Head of AI Consulting, Jaywing


Martin Benson is the head of AI consulting at Jaywing, where he invented the algorithm that underpins the company’s new patent-pending AI product, Archetype, which enables lenders to produces interpretable AI credit-scoring models and is recognized for driving business value from data and developing relevant technology that directly grows business opportunities. He’s led a number of game-changing data science products to discover new business opportunities for Jaywing and its clients, spearheading commercial applications of machine learning, statistical analysis, data mining, and modeling for clients like Avios and Swinton. Martin has a passion for turning data into products, actionable insights, and meaningful stories and is recognized both internally and externally as an expert to solve challenging data problems. He thrives on sharing his knowledge with others and has recently been invited to be an ambassador for the leading deep learning MOOC by Coursera, assisting people in learning about AI. Martin was also a DataIQ Talent Awards finalist for the data science leader category. A trained mathematician with a master’s degree and PhD in mathematics and a leading expert in driving business value from data, Martin is at the forefront of AI and data science.


11:5512:35 Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Location: Westminster Suite
Martin Benson (Jaywing)
Machine learning has been used in credit scoring for three decades. Martin Benson discusses the history of machine learning in credit scoring and the need for explainable and justified decisions made by machine learning systems. Come find out if it's possible to overcome the black box problem and learn how machine learning systems are evolving and how to bypass the challenges to adoption. Read more.
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