Unanimous AI Awarded Grant from the National Science Foundation

Having pioneered “hive mind” technologies that empower networked groups of people to think together as super-intelligent systems, Unanimous AI, Inc has been awarded a competitive grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further its groundbreaking work.

Swarm AI technology from Unanimous was developed by combining the biological phenomenon of Swarm Intelligence with high-speed networks and AI algorithms. The result is a hybrid approach to AI that enables distributed groups to amplify their combined intelligence and generate significantly more accurate predictions, decisions, estimations, and diagnoses.

Swarm Intelligence is the reason why birds flock, bees swarm, and fish school – they are smarter together than alone. By forming real-time systems, these organisms collectively make optimized decisions that greatly exceed the innate ability of any individual member. While humans have not evolved the ability swarm naturally, Swarm AI technology from Unanimous enables this artificially, allowing groups to quickly amplify their intelligence by forming real-time swarms.

“The National Science Foundation supports startups and small businesses with the most innovative, cutting-edge ideas that have the potential to become great commercial successes and make huge societal impacts,” said Graciela Narcho, Acting Director of Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships at NSF. “We hope that seed funding will spark solutions to some of the most important challenges of our time across all areas of science and technology.”

“We’ve seen remarkable intelligence amplification when connecting human groups into real-time swarms,” said Unanimous CEO Dr. Louis Rosenberg. “We’re pleased that NSF is now supporting our efforts to drive this technology forward and achieve widespread commercial adoption.”

To learn more about America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF, visit: https://seedfund.nsf.gov/

About the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Programs:

America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF awards $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $1.5 million in non-dilutive funds to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $8.1 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering.

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