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Henry Ajder

Expert & Advisor on Deepfakes, Disinfomation, and Emerging Cyberthreats

The first “GenAI Cartographer”, Henry’s work has transformed society’s understanding of generative AI. He has led pioneering research at organisations including MIT, The Partnership on AI, and Sensity AI, influencing international legislation and commercial AI strategy. 

Henry advises world leading organisations on the immense opportunities and challenged AI and generative technologies present. He is an EY generative AI “luminary", sits on Meta Reality Labs’ advisory council, and advises The UK Government on deepfakes. He is also a LinkedIn top voice on AI and holds a visiting research position at Jesus College Cambridge’s Intellectual Forum.

Henry presented the BBC series, The Future Will be Synthesised, the BBC’s first documentary series exploring the generative paradigm shift. He continues to contribute as a leading AI expert to international news media, including CNN, MIT Technology Review, Bloomberg, and The New York Times.

An established keynote speaker, panellist, and chair, Henry has spoken on stages around the world, including SXSW, London Tech Week, and Adweek. He has been invited to keynote by organisations including Barclays, The Financial Times, and The University of Oxford.

Previously, Henry led generative AI research world’s first deepfake detection company, Deeptrace. He has authored several landscape and impact reports on deepfakes and generative AI, including the seminal State of Deepfakes report in 2019. As Head of Policy at Metaphysic AI, he established Synthetic Futures, the first cross-industry organisation dedicated to ethical generative AI.

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