Hadean and Faculty AI join forces to create next-generation AI capabilities for defence

November 27, 2023

London, UK,  27 November 2023 – Spatial computing company, Hadean, and AI solutions provider, Faculty AI, have agreed to team up and accelerate the advancement of AI integrations for defence, security, and national or international governance. The collaboration marks a significant milestone in harnessing the power of live and synthetic data to propel innovation and support the global customer base with new offerings.

The agreement aims to leverage world-leading expertise in developing AI-driven solutions, and AI-powered spatial computing technology to exploit synergies and develop tailored capabilities. As Open AI’s first implementation partner, Faculty AI will bring experience in helping organisations across industries deliver AI solutions, while Hadean will contribute a track record in enabling defence organisations, including the UK Ministry of Defence and the British Army, to orchestrate systems and technologies at scale.

The partnership will combine Faculty’s experience of developing and deploying AI models onto UAVs and other edge devices with the Hadean Platform to leverage on a large-scale synthetic environment that can simulate immersive and complex scenarios and aid the development of novel AI models, capitalising on synthetic data generated across different sources, and addressing challenges associated with limited real-world data for training, and test and evaluation of systems and technologies.

It will enable the rapid validation of algorithms and allow the delivery of fit-for-purpose prototype technologies, at the speed of relevance, for addressing critical challenges including subject identification, tracking object movement, and exploring autonomous swarming development, deployment and operations.

Hadean Chief Executive Officer, Craig Beddis, said: “The fusion of Hadean’s proven spatial computing platform with Faculty AI’s expertise and AI capabilities represents our joint commitment as technologists to bring the best and brightest minds together and consistently deliver value to our customers. As our business continues to scale internationally, our work with Faculty AI will further elevate the development of purpose-driven solutions and keep Hadean at the edge of the AI development lifecycle.”

Head of Defence at Faculty, Andrew Van Der Lem, said: “AI is an epoch-defining technology – and it is now set to revolutionise productivity and decision making in National Security and Defence. From autonomous systems to processing electronic signals, AI will help the UK operate quicker and more intelligently than our adversaries. This partnership between two industry leaders will offer new services to public and private sector clients, whilst fundamentally rethinking how AI can impact operations.”

Reflecting a wider movement of collaboration between disruptive SMEs with trusted domain-specific knowledge, the team-up will aim to influence the future landscape of AI-driven technology and foster innovation that goes beyond the conventional boundaries of defence and national security.

About Faculty

Faculty, headquartered in London, transforms organisational performance through safe, impactful and human-led AI. We have over 10 years experience helping customers reap AI’s benefits whilst managing the risks. Founded in 2014 with a training programme to help academics become data scientists, we now provide over 300 global customers with software, bespoke AI consultancy, and an award winning Fellowship programme. Our expert team includes leaders from across government, academia and global tech brands. We have raised over £40m from investors including The Apax Digital Fund, LocalGlobe, GMG Ventures LP, and Jaan Tallinn, one of Skype’s founding engineers.

About Hadean

Hadean is a UK-based spatial computing company modernising the military simulation ecosystem for training, strategy and readiness. Our technology provides the AI-powered spatial compute infrastructure that bridges allies, domains, systems, and technologies to deliver a common operating picture for multi-domain training, decision support, test and evaluation, and wargaming. Our customers and partners include BAE Systems, the UK Ministry of Defence, the British Army, Microsoft, and Cervus. For more information please visit: https://defence.hadean.com/