Unbound AI

Generative AI
that cares

aKin AI has greater ability to adapt to people, and think for itself. aKin AI is unlike classic generative AI – it is based on chaos theory. This means it can handle complex tasks, and is not limited by input-output prompts and masses of data

Generative AI is limited by data and compute

Generative AI requires a known goal, a clear prompt from a human, large amounts of data, and bears a significant cost in compute power.

DARPA and the three waves of AI

Wave 1: Reasons but cannot learn
Wave 2: Learns and classifies, but cannot reason- current generative ai
Wave 3: True adaptive reasoning

DARPA Perspective on AI


We developed a new approach called 'epigenesis', the name refers to the scientific concept describing how an organism can change and adapt in interaction with its environment. The three key research areas for our Core AI are:
Emotional Intelligence

aKin's intelligent assistants combine a deeper level of understanding with reasoning capabilities to support complex tasks, and to help people make more objective, informed, and responsible decisions.

Autonomous Reasoning

By harnessing the fusion of modern neurosciences and chaos theory approaches, aKin's innovative state-based interactive AI transcends the shallow world of chatbots, and enables human-like reasoning, interaction, and problem solving.

Habitat as a Complex System

The range of applications for aKin's AI spans the most ambitious tasks involving multi-modal, multi-user interaction, and complex system optimisation, from artificial habitats to our own homes.

State Optimisation

aKin’s AI models humans and their environment as gravity wells in an event space.

Akin maps resources, events, and relationships that AI can use to optimize state and traverse events more effectively over time. By measuring and optimising according to shared goals, the AI improves its effectiveness and enhances the well-being of humans and manages their environment.

Complex systems

Complex Systems Management

Complex systems have multiple human and AI agents, changing variables, opaque goals, and a fluid state matrix. They require a system to understand state and work autonomously towards broader goals. aKin's PAL habitat manager platform is used today by NASA’s Jet Propulsion labs, with growing usage in health-tech, environment and home management.

generative AI chat

Empathic Generative AI

aKin uses Generative AI to create systems that care and facilitate positive state change.

The holy grail of AI is performing human-like interactions. Most generative AIs are constrained to single-turn interactions: an AI response to a human prompt with light topic awareness of context. Applications are limited to one-shot content generation and conversations rely on human proactivity. The result, a human-AI relationship that ‘feels’ one-sided where longer term engagement and retention is a constant challenge. 

True social interaction is empathic, state-driven, and lasts over a longer period. AI should anticipate needs and work towards human and societal wellbeing. aKin's MAESTRO engine can orchestrate human-machine interaction and is live across social dialogue and multi-modal robotic interaction.

Med-tech clinical trials for aKin’s applications are underway. 

Complex systems

Adaptive Reasoning

True intelligence can solve problems on the fly in novel environments with unclear goals. It is transferable across domains; whether that be meaningful human interaction, resource and task management in a discrete environment, or a robot working alone on a planetary body. Classic AI can only handle single-turn requests and relies heavily on known goals and training. aKin's epigenetic AI is an event and goal-based model and uses our GEAR engine (Goal Event Alignment and Resonance).

Applications Enabled by aKin's Epigenetic AI

aKin is poised to launch into several domains of Sequoia’s application landscape (left) - both as an interactive chatbot (see 'Text') and as proprietary foundation model.
Furthermore we are opening up applications in the sparsely populated "other" category:

• Multimodal human-robotic collaboration
• Environmental /complex systems management
• Adaptive reasoning / problem solving

Our place in the Generative AI Ecosystem

aKin has a proprietary foundation model, and a growing suite of vertical applications, primarily in human-AI and robotic collaboration and environment/habitat management. Therefore is in the top left-hand box of the a16Z landscape “End-to_End Apps: End-user facing application with proprietary models”.