Tech business unveils ‘UK’s first AI employee’

Avery Ingram

A Hull-based tech firm, February, is rolling out what it describes as the UK’s first AI employee and the world’s first AI software developer.

“Avery Ingram” even has her own ChatGPT generated CV and a DALL-E-drawn portrait.

Ash Lewis, CEO of February, said: “As the UK’s first AI employee and the world’s first AI software developer, Avery sits within an existing tech team and provides software support by modifying existing code specified by developers.”

Avery Ingram – who lists data analysis on cat videos as a hobby on her CV – has already been appointed to AI software support roles as a senior full-stack developer in the development teams at Graze, Propello Cloud, Fabspot and Encode Health, among others.

Ash Lewis

Lewis added: “Avery functions as a support role within development teams making their tasks easier by checking code and making it more efficient, and she is super efficient, super productive and super quick.

“While we are obviously breaking new ground with Avery, this is not about taking developers’ jobs as she is there to only to modify code rather than create new code; all code will still need to be revised and the acceptance criteria written by the development team.

“Avery Ingram is the latest example of how far tech has come and shows how we can now create things very simply and cost-effectively.”

February has been working on Avery Ingram for the last 18 months on a slate of AI and software projects.

Her CV is being sent to tech development teams by the specialist employment agencies Better Placed Tech in Manchester and Real Staffing in Leeds.

In a separate development February has appointed Mark Kuhillow as Go-to-Market (GTM) advisor supporting its commercial and GTM activities. 

Kuhillow, currently entrepreneur-in-residence at the Exchange, Manchester’s tech scale-up support scheme, was previously CEO of Single View, purchased by Awin in 2021 in a buyout that also saw his agency business R.O.Eye – Single View’s parent company – sold to Acceleration Partners.

Lewis said: “Mark has already proven to be an incredibly valuable addition to February as we look to scale up the business, develop and launch new products, access new markets and tap into additional sources of funding.”