Demis Hassabis is a British neuroscientist, artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, entrepreneur, and video game designer. He is credited with co-founding DeepMind for which he is currently serving as the chief executive officer. Over the years, he has won several prestigious awards, such as the Mullard Award. In 2017, he was named among the 100 most influential people in Time 100.
Best known for publishing The Family Shakespeare volumes, which made Shakespeare’s plays appealing to children, Thomas Bowdler was also a qualified doctor. His technique of diluting Shakespeare’s works gave rise to the word bowdlerize, which describes the over-simplification of books, films, or series, for making them family-friendly.
Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet was a British tennis, badminton, and chess player. One of the greatest badminton players of his generation, Thomas won 21 All England Open Badminton Championships. Thomas is credited with co-founding the International Badminton Federation, where he served as president from 1934 to 1955. In 1996, he was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame.
Robert Wade was a chess player, arbiter, coach, writer, and promoter. A three-time New Zealand champion and two-time British champion, Robert Wade held the titles of International Arbiter and International Master. He also took part in seven Chess Olympiads over the course of his career.