Tech Graph
Tech Graph

About the Tech Graph

The tech graph is our digital whiteboard. A place where we track technologies we are interested in and the connections between them. Some of these ideas will go on to become full reports, others newsletter dispatches, and still others hack day projects. In all cases, thinking about and sharing them is an integral part of our research process.

Fast Forward Labs

Reporting on the Recently Possible
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See the Near Future

Fast Forward Labs helps organizations accelerate their data science and machine intelligence capabilities. Every quarter we profile a different near future technology, producing a report on its development and a prototype demonstrating its application. Paired with our advising services, our reports and prototypes enable you to make the most of the recently possible.

Natural Language Generation
September 2014
Probabilistic Methods for Realtime Streams
February 2015
Deep Learning: Image Analysis
September 2015
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How We Work

We believe the only way to really understand a technology is to build with it. Our prototypes show the technology in action, and provide a deep understanding of the engineering constraints and opportunities it offers. Our reports include an overview of the state and trajectory of each technology in the academic, startup, and commercial spaces. Taken together, they present a vision of both the algorithms of the near future and the products they'll power.


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We advise clients in a wide range of industries including insurance, publishing, finance, media, and government on data product development, technology, and culture.

  • We work with established companies to help them understand the technical and human implications of machine intelligence and data technology for short and long-term planning.
  • We work with select startups to help them build amazing products with cutting-edge technology and data capabilities.

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Meet Our Team

Led by CEO and Founder, Hilary Mason, the Fast Forward Labs team has a wide-range of professional experience in academia, consumer startups and large companies.

Mike Lee Williams
Danielle Thorp
Friederike Schüür
Shioulin Sam
Manny Moss
Ryan Micallef
Hilary Mason
Micha Gorelick
Brian Goral
Grant Custer
Niki Athanasiadou