Innovation at Slimmer AI

We have been building incredible AI software products for over a decade, and are trusted by market-leading brands. Our AI Industry Innovation partnerships provide a platform to develop leading-edge technology, develop our talent, and advance our ventures.

Machine learning is our core

Slimmer AI specialises in several AI areas, including NLP, Computer Vision and Explainable AI (X-AI). We have created the ideal space for machine learning experts to develop their skills.

  • In good company: A team of ML experts with a passion for cutting-edge techniques, including 6 PhDs and 10 MScs.

  • Applied-AI focus: We consider an AI project a success when it is live in production and trusted by humans to do their job.

  • Research intensive: The Slimmer AI Fellowship provides the tech team with dedicated research time to keep their skills sharp.

Meet some of our innovative applied-AI specialists

Sybren Jansen

Sybren Jansen

Head of AI, Industry Innovation

Stéphan Tulkens

Stéphan Tulkens

Sr. Machine Learning Engineer, PhD Computational Linguistics

Sohi Sudhir

Sohi Sudhir

Machine Learning Engineer, NLP Specialist

Commitment to responsible AI

We care deeply about the advancement of technology in an ethical and responsible way.

Be part of our responsible AI journey

As Head of Responsible AI, I help technical and non-technical team members evaluate the roles, responsibilities and potential ethical considerations of our products and ventures.
Ayla Kangur

Ayla Kangur

Sr. Machine Learning Engineer | Head of Responsible AI

Turning AI into software products takes a dedicated and knowledgeable team

From data engineers, to software development; from front-end to sys admins: A team of engineers are needed to turn a model into an applied-AI solution.

Learn more about our technical product development

Marc Weeber

Marc Weeber

Head of Engineering

Heather Devereaux

Heather Devereaux

Head of AI Industry Partnerships / Founder GTM Advisor

Michael Bergeron

Michael Bergeron

Ventures Tech Lead

Human Rights & Artificial Intelligence

Slimmer AI senior advisor, Dr. Lottie Lane, is currently researching the obligations of companies with regard to the development of AI solutions. Learn more about her work in our ongoing blog series.

Ethical AI and Human Rights

AI is advancing quickly, and international human rights organisations are trying to keep pace. I look to bridge the gap between academic, policy and business actors.
Dr. Lottie Lane

Dr. Lottie Lane

Assistant Professor in Public International Law Researching Private Actors, Human rights and AI Senior Advisor on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

Technical publications, thought leadership and open source repositories

Bio NER
Blog article
Advances in Biomedical Named Entity Recognition (BioNER), Sybren Jansen
Read more by Sybren Jansen in TDS
Glassbox
Blog article
Think outside the ‘black’ box, Bas Roelenga
Read more by Bas Roelenga in TDS
Airflow plugin
Open Source Code
GitHub: Slimmer-AI / sai-airflow-plugins
Open Source Code

Explainableaiinpractice
Blog article
Model Interpretability: Explainable AI in practice
Read more by Ayla Kangur in TDS
Litbaseddiscovery
Book
Literature-based Discovery, Peter Bruza & Marc Weeber
Read more
Snowball
Thesis
The snowball principle for handwritten word-image retrieval: The importance of labelled data and humans in the loop
Read more