Welcome to Mantis Systems.

We are a new organisation for a volatile and uncertain world. Our mission is to pre-emptively stop global risks from converging into future catastrophes.  

We do this by leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, distributed computing and citizen engagement.


As our world faces multiplying climate, resource and political crises, a new approach is essential. We draw on our extensive expertise across neural networks engineering, systems analysis, game design, behavioural science and international development to build a new approach: Mantis Systems.

Our powerful artificial intelligence (AI) integrates open source data with behavioural insights and locational data to continuously model and avoid systems risks. Our unrivalled understanding of human behaviour is generated by citizens who use our ‘Mantis World’ crisis simulation game. Real-time locational data to enhance the AI’s decision-making is provided by our citizen contributor network through the Mantis App.

Game players and app users also contribute their distributed computing power, which further improves our AI’s cognitive abilities. Our AI uses federated learning and secure aggregation protocols to ensure that private citizen data is not stored or reused for any other purposes.

The purpose of Mantis Systems is to implement high impact mitigation strategies using minimal resource.  Our citizen contributors carry out micro, pre-emptive interventions to collectively downgrade identified systems risks. We are also developing a ‘flash team’ mobilisation capability to collaborate on specific short-term goals.

Data Analysis

Analysing multiple data sources and networks to understand complex systems risks.

Situated Knowledge

Sense making from contextual, behavioural and locational data for contextualised cognition.

Risk Anticipation

Deep learning, modelling and identifying complex factors contributing to future systems risks.

Pre-emptive Actions

Implementing high impact mitigation strategies using minimal resource.

Our Products. 

We have two products currently used across the world, with more under development.

1. The Mantis World Game.

Mantis World is a multiplayer crisis simulation game with real-world benefit. Gaming-volunteers move through Mantis World, choosing strategies to prevent or survive crises and are rewarded for completion of simulations with convertible in-game currency: Mantis Coins. In turn, we gather insight on player behaviour and choices.

With an accuracy record of 92.4% at predicting human behaviour, the Mantis AI combines this unique data with both big and locational data to model systemic risks and design mitigation strategies. The greater the number of players; the more data is generated; the more effective Mantis becomes at preventing crises in the real world. Like a bond, the value of Mantis Coins is pegged to our achievements, ensuring everyone benefits when we succeed.

Engineered to run in all environments, including those particularly vulnerable to global systemic risk, Mantis World does not require high-speed internet access.

2. The Mantis App.

The Mantis App is an ‘on-the-ground’ locational tool; driving global change by activating citizen engagement.We pay our citizen contributors convertible Mantis Coins for taking photos, walking certain routes or answering simple questions. This data helps the Mantis AI fill knowledge gaps and provide real-time situational analysis in specific locations.

The Mantis App is also capable of directing individual citizen contributors to undertake small pre-emptive actions. Collectively these small actions add up to much more: helping downgrade or even prevent identified critical system risks.

For income seekers in the global gig economy, Mantis offers a rewarding opportunity to earn convertible currency while contributing to our mission of preventing social and ecological collapse.

Case Studies. 

Our early projects have demonstrated the efficacy of the Mantis approach:
Ability to continually adapt and generate proactive responses alongside analytical prowess strengthened by the growth of a global citizen-volunteer network.

We are in the
process of publishing the results of two successful projects:

1. Mobile Payment Security.

Identifying mobile payment network vulnerabilities. Triggering system immunisation responses.

2. Promoting Climate Resistant Crops.

Preventing future societal collapse with climate resilient crops.

To find out more about these projects come see us at Bond Conference on 26-27 February.


We are grateful to our backers, including Begmehn Group Insurance, First State Capital, Polar Fund Equity, and Invesco Insurance.

We are currently seeking investors as well as partners who can help us extend our citizen contributor network. If you are interested, please get in touch.

Get Involved.

Our small core team work closely alongside our AI. Our decentralised citizen network is essential to Mantis Systems operations. We believe that rewards should be shared fairly among all those who contribute to our success. That’s why as Mantis becomes more successful, the value of our Mantis Coins grow – enabling all of our contributors to reap the benefits.

Mantis Systems believes that those closest to the risks likely have greater interest in addressing them.
We have a number of roles available, get in touch if any of these sound like you:

Risk Assessor

You are interested in providing continued information about different aspects of the risk in your community.

Temporary: 1-3 months.

Community Activator

You thrive in mobilising people and resources; engaging communities, creating political space.

Temporary: 3-6 months.

Resilience Analyst

You are able to create occasional disruptions to community response and recovery remains resilient to risk.

Contract: 1-3 years.


Reality reshuffled, Mantis Systems is a simulation which may or may not reference real names and circumstances – often in a speculative and semi-fictitious way.

The project is a collaboration between UNDP, NESTA, BOND and SUPERFLUX to provoke thought reflection on the future of international development. We will be writing and sharing the value of such an experiment and what we learnt from this process.