Advai: DataScience@work seminar

Title: Introducing Advai: Advancing AI Safety and Security

Speaker: Damian Ruck, Chief Researcher, Advai 



  • 2.00 – 3.00pm Introducing Advai: Advancing AI Safety and Security (Rm 2.04, Fry Building)
  • 3.00 – 4.00pm Networking session (Common Room, Fry Building)

Location: Room 2.04, Fry Building 



Introducing Advai: Advancing AI Safety and Security

Advai, a leading company in the field of Safe and Secure AI, specializes in testing, evaluation, and assistance of AI systems. Advai conducts research for  range of organizations with the sole purpose of identifying AI failure modes and ensuring robust performance. The company now collaborates with prominent AI companies, financial services, insurance providers, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the AI Task Force, and venture capitalists.

Advai’s research team plays a crucial role in the company’s success by providing expertise and original research to support consultancy work. The team develops tools and metrics for Advai’s products and undertakes research contracts for the MoD and other organizations. Their work revolves around three broad areas: adversarial red teaming, tools for testing, evaluation, and assurance, and tools for building more robust AI systems. We will discuss some of this work in this talk.

Looking ahead, Advai’s research team is exploring innovative solutions such as assurance agents, which involve the use of AI agents to semi-automate testing and evaluation processes. They are also investigating the adaptation of traditional system safety processes to Ai systems, moving towards formal verification of AI systems, ensuring their reliability and security.

By addressing the critical challenges in AI safety and robustness, Advai is paving the way for the development and deployment of trustworthy AI systems across various industries. Their ongoing research and collaborations with key stakeholders position Advai at the forefront of shaping the future of Safe and Secure AI.

Advai provides a suite of tools to test, evaluate and help you trust AI systems, based on next-gen research.


Damian Ruck, Chief Researcher, Advai 

After attaining a PhD at the University of Bristol, Damian spent several years in U.S universities publishing Computational Social Science research in top academic journals. He has since taken up the role of Chief Researcher at Advai, an Adversarial Machine Learning startup, applying Data Science skills to building Robust and Secure AI.



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