Dr Shakir Mohamed is a South African research scientist and lead at DeepMind, researching statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence. He works on advancing machine learning principles, applied questions in healthcare and climate, and diversity and transformation. Shakir is also a founder and trustee of the Deep Learning Indaba, a grassroots organisation aiming to build pan-African capacity and ownership in AI: by building communities, creating leadership and recognising excellence. Shakir is the General Chair for the 2021 International conference on Learning Representations, and also a member of the Royal Society's Diversity Committee.