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AI Foundation

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AI Foundation
Company typePrivate
IndustryArtificial intelligence
FounderLars Buttler and Rob Meadows

AI Foundation is an American artificial intelligence company.[1][2] It is based in San Francisco and Las Vegas.



Lars Buttler and Rob Meadows founded the AI Foundation, which creates intelligent agents that can be trained. The company was created in 2017 and had been operating in stealth mode until September 2018, when it was unveiled to the public for the first time.[3][4]

AI Foundation is funded by Founders Fund, You & Mr Jones, Endeavor and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.[5][6][7]

At the One Young World conference started by David Jones, founder of You & Mr. Jones, Biz Stone and AI Foundation unveiled several prototypes such as a digital clone of Richard Branson.[8]

On the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Deepak Chopra showed off his digital AI version of himself, developed the AI Foundation, which took Jimmy Fallon and the audience through a guided meditation.[9] Deepak's AI was aptly called Digital Deepak[10][11] and "will offer you advice whenever you need it" according to CNBC.[12]

The first product AI Foundation released was called Reality Defender.[13][14]

See also



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  2. ^ Baig, Edward C. "AI in 2020 and beyond: create a digital replica of your aging parent or yourself". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (2018-09-18). "Endeavor Invests in AI Foundation, Startup That Has Created AI Filters to Spot Deepfakes Photos". Variety. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  4. ^ "AI Foundation raises $10 million to launch products that benefit humanity". VentureBeat. 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  5. ^ Spangler, Todd (2018-09-18). "Endeavor Invests in AI Foundation, Startup That Has Created AI Filters to Spot Deepfakes Photos". Variety. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  6. ^ "Twitter co-founder invests in AI project to create 'new type of media'". The Irish News. 2019-10-25. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  7. ^ "Twitter co-founder Biz Stone envisages 'new type of media' - TechCentral". techcentral.co.za. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  8. ^ "Spreading human rights around the world, one AI at a time?". Reuters. 2019-10-25. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  9. ^ Connellan, Shannon. "Deepak Chopra gives Jimmy Fallon a sneak peek at the digital AI version of himself". Mashable. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  10. ^ "AI Foundation Is Building Celebrity Personas". www.adweek.com. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  11. ^ "Digital Deepak | Signup". Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  12. ^ Gomez, Brandon (2019-12-05). "A digital version of Deepak Chopra is coming to your phone and will offer you advice whenever you need it". CNBC. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  13. ^ Vincent, James (2018-08-23). "Browser plug-ins that spot fake news show the difficulty of tackling the "information apocalypse"". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  14. ^ Vincent, James (2019-06-27). "Deepfake detection algorithms will never be enough". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-02-05.