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Our story

Holistic AI team

Holistic AI's journey started when Adriano Koshiyama and Emre Kazim met at University College London (UCL) in 2018. They connected through their passion for solving AI ethics challenges in an interdisciplinary way.

Both founders have a solid academic background. Adriano's PhD is in computer science from UCL, with a focus on computational finance and machine learning. While Emre has credentials in Chemistry and a Philosophy PhD, through his studies at UCL, the University of Toronto, Cambridge University and King’s College London.

Adriano has a strong industry experience, including work as a machine learning quantitative strategist at Goldman Sachs, a data scientist at MindX and a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. Emre is a seasoned academic, widely published expert on AI governance and Research Fellow at UCL.

During his PhD studies, Adriano worked on foundational research on AI ethics, covering topics such as responsible AI, trustworthy AI and translating AI ethics into engineering practice. Emre explored the impact of emerging digital technologies on society and government, and informed policymaking.

The pair soon realised the need for a more responsible AI auditing and assurance framework in the business context and decided to turn their vision into a company.

After many tests and trials, Holistic AI officially began operating in February 2020, with a mission to empower enterprises to adopt and scale AI with confidence. We are global leaders in AI Risk Management.

Company's Milestones

January 2019
The idea for Holistic AI began
February 2020
Holistic AI officially founded
October 2020
Moves into first office and starts operation
📍 London
January 2021
Signed with its first client
October 2022
Joined TechNation Applied AI 4.0 cohort
Now we’re a team of 28 people from 9 different nationalities

Our vision

To ensure that AI can be trusted to deliver on its transformative potential for society.

Why us

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  • Pioneered the field of AI Risk Management and advise governments globally.
  • World-first AI auditors with deep practical experience.
  • Clients and partners include Fortune 500 corporations, SMEs, governments and regulators

AI projects audited


Algorithms covered


AI risk mitigations


Research papers in AI ethics

Our partners

Centre for Data Ethics and InnovationOECDThe Alan Turing InstituteUKRI Innovate UK

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