Our mission is to contribute to humanity
through high-impact AI research and engineering.

Our Story

AI2 was founded in 2014 with the singular focus of conducting high-impact research and engineering in the field of artificial intelligence, all for the common good. AI2 is the creation of Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, and is led by Dr. Oren Etzioni, a world-renowned researcher and professor in the field of AI and computer science.

Situated on the shores of Lake Union, AI2 employs over 60 of the world’s best scientific talent in the field of AI, attracting individuals of varied interests and backgrounds from across the globe. AI2 prides itself on the diversity and collaboration of its team, and takes a results-oriented approach to complex challenges in AI.

AI2 has undertaken four main projects, Aristo, Semantic Scholar, Euclid and Plato to drive fundamental advances in science and medicine through AI. Meet our team, review our projects, and see our advisors and collaborators.

Our Culture

  • Transparent

    We believe in both internal and external transparency. We strive to contribute well-engineered, easy-to-use systems to the research community. Our team regularly publish papers, data, and open-source software.
  • Collaborative

    Engineers and researchers work shoulder-to-shoulder with minimal hierarchy and maximum creativity. We regularly release the software and data we produce under open source licenses; check out our github.
  • Goal Oriented

    We take an ambitious, results-oriented approach to our work. We welcome creative approaches to problem-solving but are rigorous in measurements.
“Because we are working at the cutting edge, failure is definitely an option, though failure to measure and analyze our progress is not.”