Henry Ajder

Henry Ajder

Head of Policy & Partnerships


Henry is Head of Policy & Partnerships at Metaphysic, where he helps shape the company’s approach to developing hyperreal synthetic media technologies ethically. He is also the lead at Synthetic Futures, a community initiative working to shape a positive future for synthetic media.


A world-leading expert on deepfakes and synthetic media, Henry’s research has shaped global understanding of synthetic media and its societal impact. He works with governments, companies, law firms, media organisations, and NGOs to address the threats and opportunities these disruptive technologies present, from commercial and cybersecurity strategies to legislation and public policy.

An established media contributor, Henry regularly features in publications including BBC, The New York Times, Vox, The Guardian, Wired, and The Financial Times.

Previously, Henry 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.

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