in the press
Our work has been reported in many places
November 13, 2020
Jaan Tallinn invests in Faculty’s AI Safety research programme
Marc Warner, CEO and Co-Founder of Faculty and Jaan Tallinn, Faculty's investor and ex-Skype founding engineer speak to Fortune magazine about his recent investment into Faculty's AI Safety research and tooling.
November 13, 2020
Faculty receives cryptocurrency funding from Skype cofounder
Faculty's investor Jann Tallinn helps Faculty’s efforts to provide research and practical tooling to mitigate the risks of AI systems, including algorithmic bias, lack of transparency, and data privacy concerns.
October 18, 2020
We’ve made 10 years of progress in a few months
Marc is interviewed by the Telegraph about Faculty's business and how the company has helped clients across the government and private sector to respond rapidly to the global pandemic.
September 6, 2020
Faculty makes the Tech Track 100
For the second year running, Faculty has been listed in the Tech Track of the UK companies with the fastest growing sales. Listed at no.33 the profile flags our work developing dashboards, models and simulations to assist the NHS and government in critical decisions during the pandemic.
June 17, 2020
Faculty helps the NHS to build a new chest x-ray imaging database
As part of its partnership with NHSX, Faculty and other partners are building the National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database. This database helps researchers, clinicians and technology companies to build AI models that save radiologists' time, enable faster patient assessment in A&E and ensure patient safety.
June 15, 2020
Tom Drew shares how Faculty’s AI has improved to detect and remove terrorist propaganda online
As the EU looks to identify and take down terrorist material within one hour after it’s posted, tech giants state this task is not possible. Faculty's head of counter-terrorism Tom Drew explains how our technologies and capabilities were able to detect and remove online propaganda.
May 1, 2020
Data can save us from COVID-19
Our CEO & Co-Founder Marc Warner highlights the important role data is playing in helping the NHS to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 30, 2020
NHSX dashboard is being used to predict PPE shortages
Sky News reports on the Data Store tooling Faculty helped NHSX to develop that is being used to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic by informing key decision makers.
March 28, 2020
Faculty is helping NHS to fight COVID-19 alongside tech giants
Faculty is helping the NHS to develop dashboards, models and simulations to help provide a single source of information for decision makers tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 26, 2020
Faculty works with big tech companies to support the NHS COVID-19 data response
Faculty is one of the leading technology companies that is working with NHSX to develop the data response strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 26, 2020
Faculty is overseeing the development and execution of the data response strategy for NHSX
Faculty is working, along with other industry partners, to support the NHS response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 24, 2020
Marc Warner sets out views on AI regulation
Faculty's CEO and Co-Founder Marc Warner shares four principles that should inform how AI regulation is approached in the UK to ensure effective and safe use of the technology.
January 2, 2020
Tom Nixon discusses initiatives he would like government to apply in 2020
Tom Nixon, Faculty's Head of Government Practice shares his views on the approaches and policies he would like the UK government to apply in 2020.
December 28, 2019
Faculty takes part in the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures
Alex Adam explains how deepfakes work at the iconic Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. The show also features a deepfake of a member of the audience that we created especially for the lectures.
October 31, 2019
Faculty appoints Tom Nixon as Head of Government Practice
Faculty brings on board Tom Nixon, the Department of Education's former Head of Strategy, to lead its new government practice.
October 20, 2019
Faculty helps artist Daisy Ginsberg use AI to recreate the dawn chorus
Our work with artist Dr Daisy Ginsberg using deepfakes to recreate birdsong features ahead of the '24/7' exhibition opening at Somerset House.
October 17, 2019
Safeguarding video content online with AI
Faculty's work with the Home Office to use AI to detect terrorist propaganda is featured in this article about safeguarding video content online.
October 10, 2019
Faculty nominated in the top 19 innovative startups
Faculty was picked by Europe's top VCs as one of the hot startups challenging the status quo.
September 9, 2019
The Sunday Times
Faculty debuts in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100
Faculty ranked at #22 in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 2019. The league recognises technology companies with the fastest growing sales over the last three years.
September 2, 2019
Marc Warner gives his view on ‘What is AI?’
Marc Warner contributes his views on the definition of AI and explains different machine learning techniques in this guide to AI.
August 27, 2019
British companies leading deepfake detection
Our data scientist Scott Stevenson comments on how deepfake videos are becoming harder to detect from real footage and the media's need for verification techniques to show the content they post is authentic.
August 6, 2019
Facial recognition brings benefits, but it needs proper oversight and transparency
Richard Sargeant speaks to BBC Scotland's Stephen Jardine about AI and facial recognition, following the announcement that a bar in London is introducing the technology to help manage queues.
July 8, 2019
Fake voices and what this means for cybercrime
Faculty’s Alexander Adam speaks to the BBC about the production of audio deepfakes and the implications this has for cyber security.
June 22, 2019
The deepfake ‘arms race’
Faculty's CEO & Co-Founder Marc Warner is interviewed about Faculty’s work with the Alliance of Democracies to develop tools that can detect deepfake content and shares his views on the ‘arms race' between detection and generation.
June 14, 2019
BBC Radio 4
Faculty appears on the Today programme to discuss EU’s new report
In an interview with the Today programme, Faculty's Co-founder and CEO Marc Warner spoke about AI's future impact on society in response to the EU releasing its 100 Radical Innovation Breakthroughs for the Future report.
June 13, 2019
BBC World Service
Scott Stevenson interviewed about deepfakes
Our data scientist Scott Stevenson spoke on Newsday about deepfakes and the tools we're developing with the Alliance of Democracies to tackle the threat.
June 11, 2019
Faculty partners with Tech Nation on its Applied AI 1.0 programme
Our Co-Founder Angie Ma is quoted about our involvement in the newly launched Applied AI 1.0 programme from Tech Nation that aims to help young companies to apply AI in practical areas to create real-world impact.
June 10, 2019
BBC: The Next Episode
Ilya Feige interviewed about deepfake creation
Faculty's Ilya Feige speaks to The Next Episode about the rise of face-swapping and how it is becoming easily available to create online.
May 1, 2019
Ilya Feige discusses making AI algorithms fair
In an interview at AI & Big Data Expo, Ilya Feige spoke about new ways to ensure models are fair and explained how the UK is positioned to lead the world in AI Safety.
April 20, 2019
Faculty educates young viewers about deepfakes
Faculty's Scott Stevenson and Nijma Khan are interviewed by Sky News FYI Show about our work with Alliance of Democracies to help fight fake news with technology.
April 1, 2019
Faculty educates next generation of voters about deepfakes
Faculty's Nijma Khan and Alex Adam are interviewed about our work on deepfake audio and synthetic video for the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity.
February 7, 2019
Marc Warner predicts AI will become normal business practice
Our CEO & Co-Founder, Marc Warner, predicts how AI is set to become normal business practice in this interview that marks the launch of our new brand name: Faculty.
December 7, 2018
A piece on our “deepfake audio” AI-powered Donald Trump quiz
Coverage of the quiz we developed using innovative data science tools. Users were asked to distinguish human Trump impersonators from AI.
November 15, 2018
Faculty used data science to help combat fake news’ spread
Using Donald Trump as an example, we developed an AI-based tool showing how easy it is for fake content to spread around the web.
November 9, 2018
Faculty named a “one to watch” for its AI offer
Faculty was listed in The Sunday Times’ “Tech Track Ones to Watch” thanks to its data science achievements. Its staff numbers, sales figures and more are listed.
October 29, 2018
Faculty’s John Gibson discusses AI and “deepfakes”
In an interview with The Telegraph, John Gibson predicts that we’re just a year or two away from AI radically changing the trustworthiness of video.
October 11, 2018
One of our directors wants debates on science’s gender problems
Jean Innes, our director of transformation and strategy, argues that debate and engagement is needed in order to understand why more men than women enter science.
September 10, 2018
Faculty’s John Gibson discusses how artificial intelligence can combat fake news
Convincing “news” videos can be created easily – even if they’re fake. John Gibson, our Director of Data Science Consulting, explains how artificial intelligence can help stop these being seen.
September 8, 2018
How Faculty can help prevent paedophiles sharing images of children
The Spectator asks whether Faculty's work to identify online terrorist propaganda might be applied to preventing paedophiles sharing images of children
September 4, 2018
Faculty’s artificially-intelligent Donald Trump was covered by the BBC
Faculty created an algorithm which mimicked the speaking style of Donald Trump – and asked passers-by to distinguish the artificially-intelligent “Trump” from an actor reading the same.
August 2, 2018
BBC radio 5
Faculty’s successful anti-ISIS artificial intelligence tool is profiled
Camilla Thurlow speaks to our Head of Science, Dr Ilya Feige, about the accuracy levels of the anti-ISIS artificial intelligence tool which Faculty developed for the Home Office.
February 13, 2018
An explanation of the anti-propaganda AI tool developed by Faculty
This report contains a brief explanation of the anti-ISIS propaganda flagging tool we created for the Home Office.
February 13, 2018
A video covering Faculty’s AI ISIS video identification tool
This video looks at our ISIS propaganda discovery tool. It quotes our CEO & Co-Founder Marc Warner discussing the “subtle signals” the data science-powered tool can identify.
February 13, 2018
Blocking extremist videos online
BBC News on the ASI and Home Office tool for blocking extremist videos online
February 11, 2018
Our CEO says the government must support AI more strongly
Faculty’s Marc Warner explains why supporting artificial intelligence and data science through investment is a good way to ensure public services are delivered efficiently.
November 16, 2017
Announcement of Faculty’s funding boost from European AI investors
Faculty’s data science and artificial intelligence offer received a boost when investors including Jaan Tallinn and LocalGlobe provided us with £1.5million in funding.
March 30, 2017
Faculty used AI to find Britain’s most average place: Didcot
Marital status, employment figures and more were fed into Faculty’s data science tool to locate the town most representative of wider Britain. Our CEO & Co-Founder Marc Warner is quoted.
March 29, 2017
Faculty’s artificial intelligence finds Didcot is Britain’s most normal place
We used data science tools to identify ten streets in Didcot, Oxfordshire, which were the most “normal” in Britain based on a variety of lifestyle and outlook factors.
March 28, 2017
Faculty used AI to find the most “normal” British place
Oxfordshire town Didcot was revealed to be the country’s statistical median when the question was answered by Faculty’s data science tools – making it the most “normal” town in Britain.
March 2, 2017
Richard Sargeant’s piece on artificial intelligence’s power to boost efficiency
Our Chief Commercial Officer explains how artificial intelligence can lead governments and organisations to cost savings, and gives examples of how Faculty’s data science tools have helped firms.
February 3, 2017
Our artificial intelligence tools identified London’s most polluted green spaces
Dr. Aida Mehonic spoke at the Newsweek Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Capital Markets conference, explaining how Faculty uses data science to find sports stars, polluted parks and more.
December 18, 2016
Untapped rugby talent is being uncovered by Faculty’s AI tools
Faculty developed data science tools for London Irish to help them wade through match statistics and other data to find key, “bargain” players to hire.
December 15, 2016
How AI can transform the civil service
Faculty’s Richard Sargeant argues that bureaucracy in the civil service could be overhauled using data science techniques.
November 6, 2016
Faculty’s artificial intelligence tool was used for Amnesty’s media monitoring
Amnesty International’s Chief Information Officer John Gillespie explains how Faculty’s data science tools help the charity track and assess media coverage.
August 3, 2016
Sci-fi as a predictor – and its relationship with AI
Our CEO Dr Marc Warner shares his views on science fiction’s role in forecasting the future – and addresses misconceptions about artificial intelligence and data science.
October 9, 2015
Faculty’s unusual AI tool for house price prediction
Faculty paired up with stand-up comedian Sam Floy to create data science-powered heat maps showing the relationship between London house prices, chicken shops and high-end cafes.
Coverage of our anti-ISIS machine learning/AI tool
Coverage of our AI-based data science tool designed to combat ISIS propaganda. It discusses Home Office funding, high success rates and more.