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 Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, and is led by Dr. Oren Etzioni, a leading AI researcher.

Headquartered in Seattle on the shores of Lake Union, AI2 employs over 150 of 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 and medicine through AI. Meet our team, our advisors and collaborators, review our projects, and see if there is a position at AI2 that matches your skills and interests.

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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Our Core Values

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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.

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We work shoulder-to-shoulder as teams consisting of both engineers and researchers with minimal hierarchy and maximum creativity.

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Goal Oriented

We take an ambitious, results-oriented approach to our work. We welcome creative approaches to problem-solving but are rigorous in measurements.

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We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.See How

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