Artificial Intelligence

Smart machines—those that can learn and make decisions autonomously—have become a reality. Artificial intelligence researchers in SRI's world-renowned Artificial Intelligence Center develop computer-based systems that exhibit intelligent behavior in complex situations. SRI's applied solutions solve problems, communicate with people in new ways, and interact with the physical world.

For commercial, industrial, and military clients, core artificial intelligence programs include

Projects

the ARM-H robotic hand

SRI and partners are developing highly dexterous low-cost robotic hands for military applications and other real-world uses.

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SRI is developing a "Digital Aristotle" — a computerized system that uses artificial intelligence to answer novel questions and solve advanced problems in a broad range of scientific disciplines.

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A comprehensive website for sharing fundamental information about biochemical pathways and genomes with researchers around the world.

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SRI and partners developed human-instructable computing technology to let users change software in ways that traditionally require skilled programmers.

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SRI and partners are developing new tools to extract better meaning and actionable analysis from data sources.

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EcoCyc is SRI's bioinformatics database that describes the genome and the biochemical machinery of Escherichia coli.

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SRI is developing an automated reading system that makes the information in textbooks accessible to a range of formal reasoning systems.

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SRI is applying artificial intelligence principles to predict the emergence and spread of memes—ideas that spread from individual to individual, shaping social institutions and inspiring cultural movements.

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SRI is developing a decision support tool to help analysts forecast and understand the plausible effects of actions taken within complex socio-cultural environments.

SRI, Stanford University, and PARC co-developed an intelligent system for answering English questions about HIV treatment.

Products + Solutions

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Comprehensive symbolic systems biology software used by researchers to create pathway databases for organisms with sequenced genomes. Hundreds of pathway databases within the BioCyc collection facilitate gene expression and metabolomics data analysis, and speed development of metabolic flux models.

Karto software

Decades of leading-edge SRI robotics and artificial intelligence research has produced Karto™—robust software for use in robotic navigation, mapping, and exploration.

four people using SEAS software

The SEAS software tool uses best analytic practices to guide analysts in collaboratively reasoning from evidence about potential threats and opportunities.

Press Releases

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SRI has announced the launch of Kasisto, its latest spin-off venture. Using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology, Kasisto aims to improve the consumer experience on mobile devices through intelligent conversation.

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SRI International today announced the acquisition of Desti, an SRI spin-off venture, by HERE, a Nokia Company, for an undisclosed amount.

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Taking place during National Robotics Week, the event brings together some of the industry’s foremost thought leaders to discuss current trends in robotics while exploring the business, social and innovation implications for the coming years.

SRI and UC Santa Cruz researchers are making a game out of the difficult task of software verification by creating an entertaining and accessible way to find vulnerabilities in software programs or systems.

two researchers looking at SRI's bioinformatics software on computer screens

Much of the known information about metabolism is now consolidated in MetaCyc, SRI's collection of metabolic reactions and the enzymes that catalyze them.

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As its reservation queue nears zero, SRI spin-off Tempo AI has launched its popular smart calendar app for iOS in Canada.

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Leading thinkers and innovators will gather at SRI headquarters in Menlo Park, California on April 11 to explore how robots are transforming the economy at Xconomy’s "Robots Remake the Workplace."

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Tempo Smart Calendar, a next-generation personal assistant from SRI International spin-off Tempo AI, finds everything needed for upcoming meetings and streamlines routine tasks.

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Agilent Technologies Inc. and SRI have signed a licensing agreement to offer laboratory research customers an integrated package that includes SRI's complete BioCyc Pathway Database Collection.

complete human metabolic pathway map

A new software tool can substantially decrease time required for researchers to construct genome-scale models of metabolic networks. Metabolic networks are the complete set of metabolic and physical processes that determine physiological and biochemical properties of a cell.

SRI In the News

Kasisto Gets $2.25M in Seed Financing to Expand its Virtual Specialist Solution

SRI spin-off Kasisto is leveraging SRI's artificial intelligence technology to provide next-generation mobile virtual specialists to help consumers with specialized tasks requiring extensive knowledge of a service.

Wells Fargo Boosts Startups Creating Tools for Financial Industry

The Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator is investing up to $500,000 and offering a six-month "boot camp" for startups developing tools for the financial industry, including SRI spin-off Kasisto, Inc.

Wells Fargo Places Bets on Startups in Its New Tech Accelerator

SRI spin-off Kasisto, Inc. is one of three initial “beta” participants in Wells Fargo's accelerator program.

Kasisto Secures $2.25 Million in Seed Financing to Bring Virtual Specialist Capabilities to Enterprise Mobile Applications

SRI spin-off Kasisto, provider of a conversational artificial intelligence platform for enterprise mobile applications, has announced it has secured $2.25 million in seed funding.

Wells Fargo Launches Accelerator to Promote Innovation in Financial Services

Wells Fargo on Wednesday announced the launch of its first accelerator program, which will provide funding and mentorship to young companies aiming to pioneer new financial services technology. Kasisto, Inc., an SRI spin-off, is among the first three companies selected for the program.

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask

A small team of engineers at a stealth startup called Viv Labs are building an advanced form of AI that could do anything you tell it to do.

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Tempo Smart Calendar Gets Even Smarter, Lets You Add Events with Natural Language

On top of artificial intelligence technology from SRI, smart calendar app Tempo now has some natural language capabilities.

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The Kasisto Virtual Personal Assistant is Intelligent and Simple to Use

To help you sort out your finances and get them in order, SRI International recently launched its latest new venture that comes in the form of a virtual personal assistant called Kasisto.

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New Virtual Assistant Challenges Siri, Cortana

SRI International has spun off yet another firm, one taking aim at digital assistants like Siri and Cortana. And if there is anyone who knows Siri, it's SRI.

Events

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SRI Ventures Vice President Norman Winarsky and SRI Vice President of Information and Computing Sciences William Mark will lead a discussion with industry experts on "Reflections of CALO—Origin of the Species."

Publications

This report presents an informal review of current research trends in planning and, in particular, my own views on multiagent planning. A short description of the GEMPLAN research project is provided, including both the current state of the system and my future research plans.

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Any intelligent system that operates in a moderately complex or unpredictable environment must be reactive — that is, it must respond dynamically to changes in its environment.

In 1981 SRI introduced RANSAC, a now widely referenced paradigm for robust communication ideally suited to computer vision (a type of artificial intelligence used in image analysis.

A research project applying artificial intelligence techniques to development of integrated robot systems is described. The experimental facility consists of an SDS-940 computer and associated programs controlling a wheeled vehicle that carries a TV camera and other sensors.