Loughborough University London Welcomes AI company Signify Group to its Talent+ programme
Signify Group, the AI company seeking to help athletes, sports teams, federations and major event organisers detect and deal with online abuse, was today announced as the latest organisation to partner with Loughborough University London’s innovative Talent+ scheme.
This new collaboration builds on Loughborough’s already announced research partnership with Signify. The partnership will see Signify work with the university’s Future Space team to provide career development opportunities for London-based students. This will include guest lectures, panels and networking sessions with the company’s employees. The partnership will also provide pathways for students to apply for roles within Signify’s growing team.
Jake Marsh, Head of Signify Sport, said: “We have already been impressed by our research partnership with Loughborough. Joining the Talent+ partners group builds on this and enables us to connect directly with the next generation of talent at Loughborough University London.”
Loughborough University London’s Talent+ is a programme of tailored online and in person activities designed to support students into work with some of the biggest and most renowned global employers. Loughborough University London is working with companies across the world to exclusively connect them to our educators and graduates through its Talent+ programme.
Ben Cole Head of Future Space said: “Talent+ has been developed to connect partner organisations with the unique talents of our students. Our Future Space activities provide our students with experience in the practical working world. Partnerships such as this mean that there is a direct opportunity for our students to secure full-time employment upon graduation. We are excited to welcome Signify.ai to our roster of companies.”
Founded in 2017, Signify Group is an ethical data science and artificial intelligence company that uses open-source data to better understand what fans, consumers and the wider public really care about. It’s work spans the business of sport, the private sector, and NGOs, providing insights that help organisations to communicate more effectively with those who matter most to them.
Threat Matrix, which utilises AI and open-source forensic investigation techniques, was launched in 2020 to protect individuals from online abuse. The service has grown and diversified, gaining significant traction in the sports sector. It is used by clubs, leagues, players unions, federations, and global sports event organisers to protect athletes and other stakeholders, as well as being used in investigations and intelligence support.