Into Virtual Beings
Our human-centric AI technology brings seeing and sociable digital assistants to life.
Virtual Beings that See, Hear, and Remember You
We make virtual assistants that are more than virtual: they are animated and alive! Our characters see, hear, and interact with you in realtime, creating a working relationship that is compassionate, energetic, and always helpful.
What does it take to create an AI that’s truly interactive? Our virtual assistants are powered by multimodal AI that understands spoken words and physical movement.
Intelligent and Empathetic
Most of us work harder in the presence of others. Our AI interacts with you naturally and understands social cues, so you have the sense of interacting with a real person.
We aim to breathe context awareness into our virtual assistants so that they remember and forge personal relationships with their clients (that’s you!)
The first platform for building visual, interactive AI
We provide the foundational technology layer to power virtual assistants on consumer devices.
Fast, on-demand data collection to train neural networks.
We teach our AI with videos recorded by “crowd-actors” all over the world, from Berlin to Bangladesh.
We’ve collected over 5 million video clips— with more coming in every day.Learn More
Neural networks that recognize thousands of human actions and interactions, from jumping jacks to spilling a glass of water.
New concepts and interactions are constantly added.
We use reasoning by analogy to keep our AI model updated: every interaction can be applied to other interactions.
Our AI models are optimized to be real-time capable with high responsiveness, which makes them suitable for consumer devices.
All data is kept on the device: no streaming to the cloud means no latency, no recording — and no chance of a breach of privacy.
We are at the Heart of the World’s Deep Learning Ecosystem
Our journey began in Toronto, where our founding CEO Roland Memisevic studied under the supervision of Turing Award laureate Geoffrey Hinton. From 2012 to 2016, Roland co-led the Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms (MILA) with Yoshua Bengio, Aaron Courville, and Pascal Vincent. Bengio, also a Turing Award laureate, is the founding advisor of 20BN.
Founding Advisor – TwentyBN
Turing Award 2018
Scientific Director - MILA
CEO & Co-Founder – TwentyBN
Former Professor - MILA Institute
Advisor – TwentyBN
CIFAR AI Chair
Professor - University of Toronto
Want to join our team? Help us build the next generation of avatars!See Openings