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


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.

silhouette of a man looking at BioCyc software

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

screenshot of the Integrated Bootstrapped Learning software interface

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.

drawing of a computerized human-like figure reading stacks of books

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

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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.

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Six Fintech Startups That Wowed Bankers

Kasisto's app was popular with bankers attending the FinTech event. Its virtual assistant technology might best be compared to Apple's Siri — in fact, the software came out of SRI International, which created Siri.

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Financial Companies Play Venture Capitalist

SRI spin-off Kasisto was among those demonstrating their products at FinTech Innovations Lab in New York City.

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The Creators of Siri Spin Off a Virtual Personal Assistant for Business

SRI has spun off another venture, a sort of Siri for business called Kasisto.

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Banking Apps May Be Getting Their Own Virtual Assistants Soon

The minds behind Siri's virtual assistant skills are back at it. This time around, SRI has created Kasisto to boost personalized interactivity inside apps that usually require an actual human to carry out complex activities.

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SRI International Launches Kasisto – Siri’s Business Minded Sibling

Companies will be able to integrate Kasisto into their apps, allowing them to harness the power of Siri-like interactions for use in specialized tasks within the apps.

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Meet Kasisto, Siri’s Business-Minded Older Brother

Siri’s starting work — or at least something like that. SRI, the brains behind the Siri standalone app bought by Apple back in 2010, has announced the creation of Kasisto, a business version of Apple’s virtual assistant.


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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.