March 26, 2018
by Scott Bureau
Kimera Systems will share its Artificial General Intelligence infrastructure technology with Rochester Institute of Technology. RIT researchers and students will raise the artificial intelligence, teaching it about morals and principles that benefit society.
Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is the intelligence of a machine that can successfully perform any intellectual task that a human can do. Analysts suggest that AGI will be the technology that enables the largest exchange of knowledge and learning in human history, playing a crucial role in solving humanity’s greatest problems—from eliminating global poverty to finding a cure for cancer.
In 2012, Kimera Systems developed the world’s first AGI technology that enables connected devices to proactively assist people in their everyday lives, while bettering humanity in the process.
RIT is the first university to integrate Kimera’s AGI into its teaching and research. Researchers will have the opportunity to raise the technology, imparting a conscience-based foundation through which to influence societal benefit.
“Rather than being programmed for task-specific functions, AGI should be raised so that it can learn to identify problems and proactively learn to solve them,” said Mounir Shita, co-founder and CEO of Kimera Systems.
At RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, the AGI technology will be integrated into instruction that is aligned with the well-being of humanity. In the classroom, students might explore privacy, cybersecurity and morality with respect to the advancement of AI.
“Artificial General Intelligence is still in its infancy, but the field suggests many exciting opportunities—and some large challenges—for humanity,” said Justin Pelletier, a computing security lecturer at RIT. “As a global university, RIT is committed to keeping humans securely at the center of advances in technology.”
Next spring, Pelletier hopes to research deception detection in AI, using natural language processing and textual analysis. He also hopes to integrate the technology into teaching this fall, where students can use an AGI-powered chatbot to explore applied requirements elicitation as a way of presenting solutions and solving problems.
“Kimera’s single-algorithm AGI creates opportunities for our community to engage in research, curriculum development and outreach that will prevent harms and maximize benefit from AI,” said Pelletier, who is also business director of the Security Assessment and Forensic Evaluation (SAFE) Lab at RIT. “We are very excited for this opportunity.”
About Kimera Systems
Incorporated in 2012, Kimera Systems, Inc. developed the world’s first artificial general intelligence (AGI) technology that enables connected devices to proactively assist people in their everyday lives while bettering humanity in the process. As the technology learns, it becomes aware of users’ goals and understands the context of their activities with every increasing accuracy. Anything the technology learns can be applied wherever it has value, for any user in any situation. Through eventually understanding the collective goals of society, the company envisions the technology will play a proactive role in solving some of humanity’s most pressing problems, from eliminating global poverty to finding a cure for cancer. The company is headquartered in Portland, Ore. and plans to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) in June 2018. For more information on Kimera Systems, go to kimera.ai.