The AI2 Incubator creates, launches and invests in AI-first tech startups. We are funded by the Paul Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence—a world-leading A.I. research institute with over 100+ A.I. PhDs, researchers, and engineers.
Each year, we invite world-class engineers and entrepreneurs to join our incubator on a rolling basis. We help them come up with ideas, find co-founders, engage pilot customers, define their product, incorporate the latest A.I. techniques into their technology, and raise millions of dollars in seed funding.
But more than anything else, this is a community. Our network includes some of the best VCs, some of the most accomplished entrepreneurs, and some of the best A. I. researchers—all working together to help each other succeed. And as your cofounder, we are with you every step of the way.
We help business-focused founders to pair with technical cofounders that specialize in AI. We then help teams to come up with ideas, integrate AI into their products, build traction, raise VC funding, and more.Learn More
We help skilled engineers to strengthen their AI capabilities and find a CEO/business partner. We then help teams to come up with ideas, integrate AI into their products, build traction, raise VC funding, and more.Learn More
Both ‘at-the-edge’ and in the cloud, we train computers to identify and process images in the same way that human vision does, and then provide appropriate output/insights.
We train computer algorithms to handle new situations via analysis, self-learning, observation and experience—removing manual identification of features in data.
We train computers to understand and read human text—bridging the translation gap between human languages and computer code—and opening a world of possibilities.
We train computers to artificially simulate human speech, to convert speech into text or text into speech, or to analyze an audio signal to extract insights and meaning.
"AI everywhere, on every device."
XNOR bridges the growing divide between AI models dependent on the cloud and devices running at the edge, on devices as basic as a Raspberry Pi Zero. The company’s patented technology has upended traditional AI, resulting in billions of devices and products being AI-optimized—from battery operated cameras, to complex manufacturing machinery and cars.
Ali Farhadi, PhD
Mohammad Rastegari, PhD
Raised $14.6M in funding
“A voice for everyone.”
WellSaid creates truly life-like synthetic voices for next generation voice experiences, products, and content. The company’s text-to-speech editor offers video producers an inexpensive, subscription-based alternative to costly voice actors, without the robotic-sounding voices of traditional software.
Raised millions of dollars in funding
“An intelligent Dropbox, for your contracts.”
Lexion reads your contracts, extracts terms, and organizes them — saving you time and money. The product supercharges not just Legal teams, but everyone in the organization who touches contracts.
Gaurav Oberoi Emad Elwani James Baird
— Raised $4.2M in funding
— Backed by and partnered with Wilson Sonsini
“It’s good business, spoken clearly.”
Blue Canoe uses AI and speech recognition to increase business productivity by helping non-native English speaking employees communicate clearly with colleagues and customers. Productized into an engaging game experience, Blue Canoe teaches basic and specialized vocabulary and rewires the brain’s library of language sounds for better pronunciation and retention.
— Raised $3.9 million dollars in funding
— 2019 Winner, Qualcomm Ventures, Female Founder of the Year
“Conversational understanding as a service.”
KITT.AI makes technology to enable voice interaction with digital devices and services, including a platform that allows people to “wake up” devices with a defined word or phrase, and systems for natural language understanding and dialogue management.
Xuchen Yao, PhD
Guoguo Chen, PhD Kenji Sagae
Acquired by Baidu in 2017