Samsung and Wipro Invest in Vicarious

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."

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How Artificial Intelligence is Getting Even Smarter

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.

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The Future of Computers Is the Mind of a Toddler

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.

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Vicarious Raises New Round of Funding

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.

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WSJ: “Attempting to Code the Human Brain”

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.

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