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

AI2 is a non-profit research institute founded in 2014 with the mission of conducting high-impact AI research and engineering in service of the common good. AI2 is the creation of the late Paul G. Allen, philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder.

Headquartered in Seattle on the shores of Lake Union, AI2 employs the world’s best scientific and engineering 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 several ambitious projects to drive fundamental advances in science, medicine, and conservation through AI. Meet our team, directors, and advisors, learn about our projects, and check out our current openings to see if there is a position that matches your interests and skillset.

Our Founder

Paul G. Allen launched the Allen Institute for AI in 2014 to explore critical questions in the field of AI. His philanthropy allows us to push the boundaries of fundamental AI research and to find high-impact ways to deploy these new technologies for the benefit of humanity.

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Paul Allen

Our Core Values

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Our mission is to build AI for the common good. We aim to produce breakthrough research and tools that move the needle in AI, empower the research community, and benefit society.

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We take an efficient, results-oriented approach to our work. We define ambitious, timely goals and continually measure our success against them.

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We are clear and forthright with our team about our actions, our decisions, and the goals of our institute. We produce and share new research, tools, and resources openly with the wider world. We support open science.

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We proactively develop diverse teams with a wide range of perspectives and skills to cultivate the best possible ideas. We build relationships with outside research groups and organizations to collectively elevate the field of AI and achieve the broadest possible impact.

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Meet Some of the Team

“Please join us to tackle an extraordinary set of scientific and engineering challenges. Let’s make history together.”
Oren Etzioni, Founding CEO