Chris Bishop elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society

Chris Bishop, a world-renowned expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, on Friday.

“I am totally delighted. It’s a pinnacle of my career,” said Bishop, distinguished scientist and director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, the European arm of Microsoft’s research organization.

Bishop is among 50 other scientists from across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth and 10 Foreign Members elected to the Royal Society, including pioneers in understanding the chemical origins of life, and discovering how humans operate on a 24-hour cycle.