The Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Research Institute
was founded in 2016 in the heart of Silicon Valley with the mission of educating the general audience and of guiding business and government organizations.
We are particularly interested in the intersection of
Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities.
We host periodic salons featuring scientists, philosophers, artists, startups, linguists, mathematicians, investors and authors to discuss progress and promises of automation, from simple "deep learning" techniques (mostly used in applications of pattern recognition) to the speculative realm of computational creativity.
We help A.I. companies find partners in A.I. and we help investors invest in startups. We help both big and small companies find the right research partners at the major universities of the Bay Area.
We divide our projects into two broad classes: the understanding of meaning (of text, of images, of patterns, of history, of science, etc); and the generation of meaning (via research, tools, art and communication). We focus on how can automation create jobs and improve the human experience.
We were founded by Piero Scaruffi, who has been active in A.I. since the 1980s and has written extensively about the culture of Silicon Valley, and we partner with new and old talents of Silicon Valley to deliver state-of-the-art programs to our audience.
Our programs in a nutshell: