Kimera Systems, a developer
of commercial human-like intelligence technology for connected devices, today announced the closing of its angel round of funding. The company plans to use the funding received from private investors to begin scaling Nigel
, its artificial general intelligence (or AGI) technology and bring it to market.
“We were privileged to get an in-depth look at Kimera’s Nigel technology, and to say its capabilities are mind-blowing is an understatement,” said Ben Larson, Pacific Alpine Investment Group.
The implications of an intelligence technology that is not limited to a single domain but learns and understands across every domain are astronomical. After our due diligence, including speaking to several artificial intelligence experts, our decision to put money into Kimera Systems was an easy one.
In 2013, Nigel was introduced into the market and for more than a year, Kimera has been demonstrating it’s ability to learn and react to situations and contexts and promoting it for commercial deployment. The effectiveness of the human-like intelligence technology increases with user interaction as it automatically learns what’s important to users, anticipates users’ needs and delivers value just when it’s needed.
“When machines start comprehending what they observe and use that knowledge to proactively help people achieve goals, everything changes. The impact of technology that understands will far exceed the original impact the internet had for people,” said Mounir Shita, Founder and CEO, Kimera Systems.
Unlike current ‘Deep Learning’ techniques, which today have no obvious way to achieve human-like intelligence, Nigel is based on a new approach to artificial intelligence that fuses together a broad range of soft and hard sensor data, achieving moment-to-moment contextual awareness, allowing Nigel to learn and apply what it understands to real-world situations, much like a human does.
Kimera states that it is not willing to deploy Nigel as an app, but instead work with app developers and device manufacturers to integrate it into existing apps and devices. The company holds that the app-free approach makes deploying Nigel to even low-cost devices eminently affordable while delivering end-user value exponentially greater than even today’s most advanced digital assistants.