Ben Francis
Gymshark Ltd
Angeline Francis Khoo
Rosie On Fire

Jedidiah Francis

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jed.ai Labs

London, UK

Jedidiah Francis

Biography

Jedidiah Francis is a technologist, entrepreneur, and CEO of Jed.ai, a start-up studio that incubates impact-driven businesses that leverage machine learning.

From education to health, Jedidiah is passionate about leveraging the latest technologies, especially personalisation, to transform user experiences and improve outcomes for customers, patients and students.

Jedidiah has over 10 years’ experience building and successfully scaling organisations – from start-ups to e-commerce giants – through the application of data science, personalisation and digitisation.

In 2017, Jedidiah founded Jed.ai to launch start-ups that use the latest technologies to enhance day-to-day life, make a positive social impact and provide end-users with personalised support. He believes that the next wave of technological developments will provide assistance to users in a business, social and educational context.

Alongside his work at Jed.ai, he remains a technology adviser to disruptive start-ups.

Prior to founding Jed.ai, Jedidiah was Head of Data Science at British e-commerce giant ASOS and spearheaded the retailer’s personalisation strategy, recruiting and leading a team of engineers and data scientists to leverage the latest machine learning to improve customer recommendations.

Passionate about the unrivaled power of education in unleashing individual potential and reducing poverty, Jedidiah has held multiple, voluntary teaching positions over the course of his career. In his early twenties, Jedidiah spent time teaching maths and science in a refugee centre in the Turks and Caicos Islands. He went on to teach at a youth centre in Brixton, London.

He holds a first-class degree in biology & business management from Queen Mary, University of London & a MSc in Statistics at Mansfield Coll

Jedidiah Francis’ Newsfeed

The Scotsman
Entrepreneur urges peers to adapt after saving 20 jobs with coronavirus-prompted rethink

Founder of Jed.ai, Jedidiah Francis is mentioned in Angeline Francis Khoo's interview with The Scotsman. Having partnered Jed.ai with Rosie on Fire, Jedidiah said: "We're also planning to do a whisky kit to keep people well-stocked during the lockdown. They will be distributed not only in the UK but throughout Malaysia and Australia as well, where we are also selling our SupplyDrop kits."We had so many ideas on the whiteboard to expand our product range, and that's one that really jumped out to us when we were chatting with the team. We're definitely going to make that a reality, and we plan to start talking to some of Scotland's top independent distilleries in the coming weeks."

Don’t believe your eyes: Exploring the positives and negatives of deepfakes

By Jedidiah Francis In 2018 the Reddit community r/deepfakes gained international attention thanks to a piece of investigative journalism by Samantha Cole, deputy editor at VICE. Members of the forum had been using a burgeoning technology to superimpose celebrities’ faces onto pornographic videos. For the general public – and no doubt the unwitting stars – it was a shock. Most were unaware this technology existed. Very few believed it was possible to produce such realistic footage.

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Jedidiah Francis’ Background

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Aug 2017 - Present
London, UK
Jed.ai is a start-up studio that incubates businesses that leverage machine learning. Jed.ai focusses on launching start-ups that operate at the intersection of big data, self-tracking and personalised advice, especially in cases where this machine-guided advice can provide users with practical recommendations to improve their lives, health and well-being.
Head of Data Science
May 2013 - May 2017
London, UK
Founded in 2000, ASOS plc is an online clothing and cosmetic retailer, offering over 800 brands including its own range of clothing and accessories.
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Other Business Interests

Interim CTO
Feb 2019 - Present
London, UK
LovedBy aims to improve society. One of its investments hopes to provide support and education on Type1 Diabetes and plans to drastically reduce the chance of future complications caused by the condition.

Philanthropy

Mentor
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
London, UK
Founded in 2007, Startup Weekend is the world's largest educational movement for young entrepreneurs. The organisation provides 52-hour events that allow entrepreneurs to learn, network and launch startups.

Jedidiah Francis’ Education

DPhil, Statistics
2008 - 2012
MSc Statistics
2006 - 2008
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