The Wunderkinds Joe Lonsdale, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Ashton Kutcher have just invested $40M in a growth round at VICARIOUS to advance artificial intelligence.. At FinTech Collective we are bumping into a number of entrepreneurs who are deploying machine learning and deep learning capabilities against a swath of opportunities from Small Business credit decisioning to insurance underwriting and of course gaining information advantage on Wall Street.. This is just another (well funded) example we should watch out for.
Vicarious has an ambitious goal: Replicating the neocortex, the part of the brain that sees, controls the body, understands language and does math. Translate the neocortex into computer code and “you have a computer that thinks like a person,” says Vicarious co-founder Scott Phoenix. “Except it doesn’t have to eat or sleep.”