Darktrace Cyber
AI Research Centre

Research unlocks the unknowns; it also helps shed light on what we are collectively up against.
— Jack Stockdale OBE, CTO

Our history

The Darktrace AI Research Centre is foundational to our continued innovation. Teams of mathematicians and other experts examine how AI can be applied to real-world problems, to find new paths forward to augment human capabilities.

With approximately 160 patents and patents pending, the AI Research Centre comprises more than 200 R&D employees, including experts with ~100 master's degrees and 20 doctorates in disciplines from astrophysics to linguistics to data science.  
Rather than confined to work on product roadmaps, researchers are free to experiment and explore, guided by creative insight arising from pure research. Yet we have never shied away from taking on real challenges faced by the industry, and the AI Research Centre operates with a common goal of solving these challenges with AI and mathematics. Following Darktrace’s acquisition of Cybersprint, a second R&D center is operational in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The AI Research Centre has produced numerous award-winning breakthroughs, which have gone on to form the AI capabilities that today comprise our products contained in the Darktrace Cyber AI Loop. Please see below a selection of  research abstracts stemming from these research initiatives.
R&D Headcount Growth in FY22