Since its launch in February 2011, the company has developed a visual perception system that interprets the contents of photographs and videos in a manner similar to humans. Powering this technology is Vicarious' key innovation: a new computational paradigm called the Recursive Cortical Network (RCN).
Vicarious has some ambitious goals. The company's first product is a visual perception system that has been designed to interpret the content of images and videos the same way the human brain does.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - August 21, 2012 - Vicarious, an artificial intelligence research company, today announced a $15M Series A round of financing led by Good Ventures LLC, a for-profit investment firm founded by Facebook and Asana co-founder Dustin Moskovitz that will donate all of its earnings to the Good Ventures Foundation.
Peter Thiel is teaching a class on startups at Stanford, and invited Vicarious to participate in a panel on the future of artificial intelligence, along with Palantir and Prior Knowledge.
SingularityHub posted a nice writeup on our talk at the 2011 Singularity Summit.
Dileep George and Scott Brown are speakers at this year's Singularity Summit. Here's an abstract of their talk.
A number of websites, such as Face.com and Google Inc.'s Like.com, provide facial-recognition tools that enable users to search through digital photos. But new stealthy start-up Vicarious Systems intends to go much further with its artificial intelligence software.
A two-person startup with the bold plan of developing algorithms that mimic the human brain has drawn investment from some of the most savvy Silicon Valley players.
It looks like several key players from the early days of Facebook have taken an interest in an artificial intelligence startup called Vicarious Systems.