About Us 


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A·KIN'S MISSION IS TO BRING ABOUT THE ETHICAL CO-EVOLUTION OF HUMANS AND AI.

Our team are veterans of AI. The CEO was previously the founder of a significant AI company that was acquired by IBM for Watson, and the CTO has been the foundational architect of 2 unicorn companies. 


FOUNDERS

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Liesl Yearsley

CEO/founder  of three successful companies, 2 of those in AI

Cognea Artificial Intelligence: CEO.  Acquired by IBM Watson

Mooter Search: CEO. Applied AI, venture backed, went public

Toptots Cognitive: CEO.  Still growing

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Travis Giggy

Entrepreneur with 2 exits, and foundational contribution at 2 unicorns.

LegalZoom - unicorn legal document company

Swing by Swing Golf - millions of users

ADVISORS

Baba Shiv

Professor, Stanford University

Baba Shiv's research expertise is in the area of neuroeconomics, with specific emphasis on the role of neural structures related to emotion and motivation in shaping decisions and experiences.

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JR Smith

JR Smith is one of the foremost experts on the future of Information Technology, business leadership, disruptive innovation and consumer privacy and security, rights and dynamics, both within the U.S. and globally. He is the former CEO of AVG Technologies— in February 2012, he took AVG Virus Technologies public on the New York Stock Exchange.


We have a strong focus on practical ethics and improving wellbeing. 

To learn more about our ethical Personal AI, or to join the waitlist for your own Personal AI, contact us here