Scientist | Conductor
Biography | Scientist
Dr. Edward Hughes is a Staff Research Engineer at DeepMind. His research pioneers the field of Cooperative AI, algorithms that work in partnership with each other and humans. His work lies at a crossroads linking multi-agent reinforcement learning with sociology and economics. His research agenda holds that cultural evolution is a powerful and tractable generating algorithm for general purpose Cooperative AI in the metaverse.
Edward received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from Queen Mary University of London on applications of string theory to particle scattering. He read Mathematics at Cambridge University, where he graduated with Distinction.
Edward’s publications are available on Google Scholar.
Biography | Conductor
Dr. Edward Hughes is co-Director of Music at Holy Trinity, Hereford and cofounder-conductor of the Godwine Choir, with whom he has recorded on the EM Records label and toured internationally. His interests include Flemish polyphony of the late Renaissance and English choral music of the early 20th century. He is also a staunch supporter of contemporary composers.
Edward started his musical career as a choral scholar at St. Catharine’s College under Edward Wickham. He was principal oboist of the Cambridge University Music Society orchestra, and went on to direct the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra. He was formerly Director of Music at Hornsey Parish Church, London. Edward has studied conducting with Paul Spicer and Patrick Allies, voice with Robert Rice and organ with Nicholas Morris.