Mike Osborne is a Professor of Machine Learning in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. He has acted as principal or co-investigator for £10.6M of research funding. He has expertise in active learning, Gaussian processes, Bayesian optimisation, and Bayesian quadrature, and is a co-founder of the emerging field of probabilistic numerics. His algorithms have been applied in fields as diverse as astrostatistics, ornithology, and sensor networks. Mike is also the co-founder of the Oxford spin-out company Mind Foundry Ltd, which has grown to sixty employees. Finally, Mike’s work on the societal impacts of machine learning and robotics has been cited over 10,000 times, and has resulted in both sustained coverage in almost all major media venues (e.g. his being interviewed on BBC Newsnight, a cover feature in the Economist) and policy impact (including presenting oral evidence to the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee).