aKin is a Public Benefit Corporation with a mission to foster the responsible co-evolution of AI and humanity.
Our key metric for success:
“Grow the AI, grow the human, grow the relationship.”
This means AI should be constantly evolving to think more like a human -tapping into the best elements of being human- adaptation, reasoning, and empathic care. Technology should be a tool to bring about improved state for the human user; personal wellbeing, society, the environment we live in, and the sentient beings we impact, should all evolve towards a more positive state.
The relationship should be one of deep trust, where we can hand tasks over to the AI as we would a significant other, knowing it will help us achieve goals, in turn the AI can trust us to handle its evolution mindfully.
Founded in San Francisco by post-IBM acquisition veterans
Development of groundbreaking third wave AI based on chaos theory
Advanced habitat manager and robots for NASA’s JPL
Expanded applications, habitat and environmental management
Expanded multimodal interaction, human-robotic collaboration, covering complex tasks
Adaptive personality unique characters for each person and multiple goal-states
Expand connection and network of tasks. Adaptive reasoning AI
Ambient AI to take on more background tasks. Robots adapted for space stations and domestic habitats
Yearsley is an experienced AI, deep-tech CEO with multiple AI patents. Previous AI company Cognea was acquired by IBM, before that took an AI search engine public.
PHD in AI, Dr. Green was chief engineer at Cognea, and key in developing a scalable AI system used by tens of thousands of developers.
Veteran software designer with over 8 years experience leading cutting-edge software development teams. Ben maintains the integral link between AI and software systems.
Former Partner with Daruma Capital Management as a circumnavigator, marathoner, and pilot; Bill contributes a unique ability to lead and accomplish complex tasks.
Aerospace engineer, managing NASA JPL deployment, and multi-modal platform development to scale onto other applications.
With 15 years of experience in interactive AI, O’Keefe has first-hand experience with the entire evolutionary arc of multimodal state-based AI. Key team member at Cognea, then IBM post-acquisition.