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Sentient Technologies (USA) LLC, which has been quietly developing technology to distribute artificial intelligence software to millions of graphics and computer processors around the world, emerged Monday with $103.5 million in new funding.
Sentient, which has about 60 employees, has been operating in stealth in San Francisco under the name Genetic Finance Holding Ltd. The company was started nearly seven years ago by a team that worked on the technology that later became Siri, the voice recognition software in Apple Inc.’s iPhone that understands and learns from human speech.
Chief Executive Antoine Blondeau said Sentient so far has proven its technology in the trading space, where it started out, and also in medical research. The company worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory team on detecting sepsis, which is a top killer of patients in intensive care units, by analyzing blood pressure in more than 6,000 patients in real time and predicting within about 30 minutes whether a patient was likely to succumb.
Artificial intelligence has been a popular area of investment, with many startups claiming to develop products in this area. But Mr. Blondeau argues that none of them so far have figured out how to scale and distribute artificial intelligence to the extent that Sentient has, although he does acknowledge work done at Google Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. and says they are potential partners for Sentient.
He said Sentient combines technologies in evolutionary computation, which mimics in software the way biological life evolved on Earth, and deep learning, which looks at the way nervous systems are architected and work. These technologies are used either independently or together and are scaled across millions of nodes.
originally posted by: Trueman
I don't want a machine to think for me.
Artificial intelligence will be controlled by the elite.
originally posted by: Battleline
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
Have you read your signature lately, my sediment's exactly .