Interview with Dileep George, Adam Cheyer (fo-founder of Siri) and David Ackley (Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico).
Vicarious's partnerships with companies such as ABB, Samsung and Wipro are aimed at applying its research into products and learning how to better develop technology. "Our technology is a very long-term bet, and we want to interface with the other long-term bets being made by big companies."
Artificial intelligence can already do remarkable things - but it could do much more if it could perceive, learn and think like a human. Scott Phoenix discusses how Vicarious, one of the World Economic Forum's 2015 class of Technology Pioneers, is working to make that leap.
The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be found here.
An AI with something resembling brain memory would be able to discern the highlights of what it sees, and use the information to shape its understanding of things over time. To do that, the world's top researchers are rethinking how machines store information, and they're turning to neuroscience for inspiration.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Skype co-founder Janus Friis and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff...to give Vicarious an additional shot of capital in its Series B round.
Interviewed by Melissa Lee on CNBC's Fast Money.
Vicarious, a San Francisco-based company that developed technology to solve Captcha queries last fall, just raised a big new $40 million round from investors including Joe Lonsdale's Formation 8, Mark Zuckerberg, Vinod Khosla and Peter Thiel.
Vicarious was founded by Mr. Phoenix and Dileep George, a Stanford Ph.D. graduate who studied hierarchical models of the brain. Their premise was to focus on the sensory aspect of the brain, particularly vision's critical role in the early stages of human development.