Horus announce Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Essex University

We are delighted to announce that we have recently partnered with the University of Essex on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), which will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver safety and security advice to clients globally.

The Horus team will work with the University’s School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) to build pioneering capabilities in two forms of AI – Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. The aim of this is to develop an automated system capable of making real-time, dynamic recommendations to our clients based on hundreds of sources of data. 

This will be the first-time artificial intelligence has been used in this way. Our plan for this is to use it to provide information for our travel security app (Horus-I), which delivers safety and security support to travellers all over the world by sending them alerts and other information. The development of our app is particularly important as we are expecting the travel sector to return strongly following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Chief Technology Officer at Horus and lead on the project, Richard Kirkby, said: 

“This is a very exciting development for our team and for the wider company. Developing machine learning capability at Horus will have long-term benefits as the capability will be deployed within other products and services beyond the Knowledge Transfer Partnership. I very much look forward to working with Essex to deliver transformational results in the sector”. 

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Our KTP has also successfully won funding from Innovate UK – a UK innovation agency that is part of UK Research and Innovation. Subsequently, we hope this partnership will be highly innovative and break new ground in the security sector. 

“The University of Essex has an exceptional track record in working with industry in these areas of technology and we anticipate that this will be the start of a very fruitful partnership. It will be vital for us to maintain links with academia beyond this partnership to ensure our investment in technology remains leading edge within our sector.” Jonathan Whiteley, Horus Founder and CEO, 

“The University of Essex has an exceptional track record in working with industry in these areas of technology and we anticipate that this will be the start of a very fruitful partnership. It will be vital for us to maintain links with academia beyond this partnership to ensure our investment in technology remains leading edge within our sector.” 

– Jonathan Whiteley, Horus Founder and CEO

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