Henry Ajder

Head of Policy & Partnerships


Henry is a speaker and advisor helping organisations to navigate deepfakes, synthetic media, and the evolving AI ecosystem.

He works with governments, companies, and NGOs to address the threats and opportunities these disruptive technologies present, from commercial and cybersecurity strategies to legislation and public policy.

A leading expert on deepfakes and synthetic media, Henry’s research has shaped global understanding of synthetic media and its societal impacts.

He is an experienced speaker, frequently presenting keynotes, panels, and private briefings. He is also an established media contributor, regularly featuring on the BBC, The New York Times, Vox, The Guardian, Wired, and The Financial Times.

Henry is Head of Policy & Partnerships at Metaphysic, a company pioneering the ethical development of hyper realistic synthetic media technologies.

Previously, he was Head of Research Analysis at the world’s first deepfake detection company, Sensity and an Emerging Technologies Researcher at the London based innovation think tank, Nesta.

He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick.

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