Updated: 27 January 2020
Originally Posted: 6 December 2019
Built In LA has awarded Beyond Limits the 33rd spot on their list of 100 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles for 2020 – a massive jump up from the 75th spot in 2019. Beyond Limits ranked 47th on their 50 Best Perks and Benefits and 16th on their 50 Best Midsize Places to Work lists as well. The latter spotlight is significant because our company placed 23rd on the list of 50 Best Small Places to Work in 2019, shedding a spotlight on Beyond Limits’ explosive global growth acceleration.
“Very fitting,” says Beyond Limits’ Head of Software Engineering George Paloulian. “There is a great deal of pride in our working atmosphere that’s palpable. Each team is not confined to their own department alone – there is a cohesive comradery that comes with constructive collaboration across a whole company. Great work team! What a fantastic way for Beyond Limits to start out the new decade.”
Built In is a tech platform that strives to connect the world through a shared passion for tech and the human need for purpose alongside goals to help talented people find their professional purpose, companies tell their stories, and connect communities. Built In’s ‘Best Places to Work’ lists rate companies algorithmically based on compensation and employer benefits, such as health and wellness, financial planning and stability, flexible work environment, professional and social impact, as well as company perks and discounts.
“When I was notified that we made Built In LA’s Best Places to Work lists I felt a great sense of pride,” says Beyond Limits’ Recruitment Manager Jordan Diggs. “Those of us working in Recruiting and HR we try, day in and day out, to provide a space all team members enjoy showing up to every day. The acknowledgment feels like a job well done on that front. This is a great place to work because it is a truly collaborative environment. On a day to day basis, I get to work with most orgs and vertically across varying levels – from individual contributors to executives. Not only am I included in the room, but my feedback is seen as valuable.”
The honor of being recognized again this year by Built In LA is a testament to Beyond Limits’ enduring reputation for pioneering technology, as well as the steady endeavor to support our carefully curated team of talented industry experts. It’s gratifying for a fast-growing company like Beyond Limits to be acknowledged, in the midst of that progress, for its continued efforts to foster a reciprocally respectful environment that places importance on inclusivity, diversity, and mutual encouragement in the workplace.
“It is always a great day when the company you love receives recognition of this nature,” says Beyond Limits’ COO Meghan Sharp. “Beyond Limits has done an amazing job of assembling such a well-rounded and diverse group of talented team members that love what they do, and it shows. It’s our job to nurture an environment that fosters each employee’s individual voice and strength. I believe this atmosphere of appreciation is part of what propels our team to show up each and every day and give one hundred percent; a kind of confidence that comes from feeling like that effort does, in fact, make a difference. Great work all around.”
15 October 2019
“Beyond Conventional AI” company donates $500 for every homer hit over its left-field banner to Astros Foundation and Astros MLB Youth Academy
Beyond Limits, a leading developer of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, today announced it has made a $12,000.00 donation to the Astros Foundation and the Astros Youth Academy, with $500.00 donated for every homerun hit over the prominent Beyond Limits sign on the left-field wall this 2019 season. A total of 24 homeruns were hit over the sign, with slugger Alex Bregman in the lead with 6 homeruns. Jose Altuve scored 4, with contributions from other Astros including George Springer with 3, Aledmys Diaz and Yordan Alvarez with 2 apiece, and Yuli Gurriel, Tony Kemp, Josh Reddick, and Robinson Chirinos with 1 homer each.
The Astros Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros. They seek to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs, the recognition/honor of the nation’s military, childhood cancer awareness and efforts to reduce homelessness. Their cornerstone initiatives include the Community Leaders program, the Astros MLB Youth Academy and the Astros RBI Program (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities).
The Astros MLB Youth Academy provides free baseball and softball leagues, instructional camps, tutoring, and career development resources for kids ages 7-17. The Astros MLB Youth Academy also offers critical social services for local youth, including education, sports involvement, and career development.
“As a corporate sponsor of the Houston Astros we are proud to support the valuable work they do for the Houston community through the Astros Youth Academy (AYA),” said Trey Fleming, Global Client Executive & Sports Science Business Leader at Beyond Limits. “The life lessons young players learn through the AYA will follow them far beyond the baseball or softball diamond, and in many cases will directly contribute to their success on and off the field.”
About Beyond Limits
Beyond Limits is a full-stack Artificial Intelligence engineering company creating advanced software solutions that go beyond conventional AI. Founded in 2014, Beyond Limits is transforming proven technologies from Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory into advanced AI solutions, hardened to industrial strength, and put to work for forward-looking companies on earth. Beyond Limits leverages this unparalleled innovation portfolio, along with proprietary cognitive technologies, to help companies solve tough, complex, mission-critical problems and transform their business. We apply a unique hybrid approach to AI, combining numeric AI techniques like machine learning with higher order symbolic AI and expert human knowledge to deliver intuitive cognitive reasoning and information. The result is faster, better decisions that reduce risk and increase revenue. For more information, please visit www.beyond.ai.
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7 October 2019
Advisory relationship with Caltech/JPL includes working at the cutting edge of AI technology
Beyond Limits, a leading developer of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, today announced its CEO AJ Abdallat has joined the Board of Advisors for the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST) at Caltech.
CAST is a facility where researchers and machines work together and learn from each other. CAST is involved in cutting edge research, including but not limited to: robotics, drones, next-generation AI algorithms and image processing.
Beyond Limits is transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense into innovative solutions that address the emerging AI markets. These technologies were developed by a team of engineers at Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) over the last two decades and were funded by NASA and the Department of Defense to address their complex and far-reaching problems. Beyond Limits has worked with Caltech for several years.
“I’m honored to join the advisory board of CAST,” said Beyond Limits CEO AJ Abdallat. “Our organizations share the same pursuit of knowledge to advance AI in the fields of drone research, autonomous exploration, bio-inspired systems and more.”
In serving on the Board, Abdallat will share Beyond Limits’ vast pool of AI knowledge with CAST. Beyond Limits combines symbolic AI techniques with numeric approaches like machine learning, plus encoded human knowledge to produce Cognitive AI systems that think like human experts. Conventional “black box” approaches like machine learning, deep learning or neural networks cannot explain their reasoning, but Beyond Limits AI delivers clear explanations of its reasoning in transparent, evidence-based audit trails that both humans and machines can understand.
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The Business Intelligence Group has recognized Beyond Limits as a finalist for the Best Places to Work Award. The organization sought to identify companies that are actively working to improve their own performance through efforts to challenge employees in environments that make work fun and engaging.
Since 2012, the Business Intelligence Group has recognized and rewarded hundreds of business executives, departments, products, and entire organizations for their innovation and leadership. The Business Intelligence Group honors those companies who help their employees accelerate their careers, knowledge, and performance.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a finalist for the Best Places to Work,” said Mario Portugal, Director of HR at Beyond Limits. “We are continuously striving to create a more inclusive, diverse, and successful workplace. The results of the B.I.G. survey show that we have a strong and vibrant culture.”
Founded in 2014, Beyond Limits is a full-stack artificial intelligence engineering company creating advanced software solutions that go beyond conventional AI. Beyond Limits is transforming proven technologies from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at Caltech into advanced AI solutions, hardened to industrial strength, and put to work for forward-looking companies on earth. Beyond Limits leverages this unparalleled innovation portfolio, along with the company’s breakthrough cognitive technology, to go beyond conventional AI, blending deep learning, and machine learning with symbolic AI to emulate human-like reasoning.
The company’s reputation for innovation and explosive growth has made it a top destination for some of the sharpest minds in AI. In 2018, they launched “Beyonders,” their internship program to accelerate the development of new leaders in cognitive AI. Beyonders dive deep into an immersive program that gives them the unique opportunity to work directly with the only AI company with software technology developed for space missions. Beyond Limits also participated at the Wonder Women Tech National Conference 2018 to help raise awareness for workplace diversity and inclusion. Beyond Limits’ commitment to diversity has also included recruiting and networking events hosted by WomenHack LA and Reed Smith’s Diversity Summit.
“Congratulations to Beyond Limits for building an organization focused on employee engagement and performance,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear from analyzing the employee survey data that this is a great place to work and employee feedback is not only listened to, but acted upon. Congratulations to the entire team.”
Beyond Limits was also selected as a Silver Stevie® Award Winner in the 2018 American Business Awards®, a winner for the Tech Trailblazers Award in the category of artificial intelligence, a top place to work in the 2019 Built In LA Best Places to Work list and a nominee for the 2018 Edison Awards. Beyond Limits has been covered in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, ZDNet and the International Business Times.
About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.
Top medical minds join forces with leading cognitive AI provider to guide artificial intelligence powered innovation for the healthcare industry
“The healthcare industry is eager for AI innovations to help medical professionals care for people,” says AJ Abdallat, Beyond Limits CEO. “With the guidance of our esteemed advisory board, we are ready to contribute advanced technology solutions for this all-important mission.”
Beyond Limits Healthcare Advisory Board
Dr. Wael Barsoum, CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic Florida Region, Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors Member, Fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the AAOS.
Dr. Bala Manian, successful Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, founder of multiple companies including ReaMetrix, Quantum Dot Corp., SurroMed, Biometric Imaging, Lumisys, and Molecular Dynamics.
Dr. Sanjiv Narayan, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University; Cardiologist, Bioengineer, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Founder of several medical technology startups. In addition to his MD, Dr. Narayan holds an MSc in Computer Science.
Dr. Manish Kohli, Global Board Chair and Fellow, HIMSS; Former CMIO and Head of Healthcare Informatics, Dubai Health Care City/ University Hospital (Dubai), CMIO, Cleveland Clinic (Abu Dhabi), CMIO, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (Baltimore); Board Certified – Clinical Informatics, Family Medicine. Member, Standards Advisory Panel, Joint Commission International (JCI)
Dr. Steven Tucker, Preventive Medical Oncologist & Founder of Singapore-based group practice, Tucker Medical; Chief Medical Officer at insurtech start-up, CXA Group; and Director of Oncology & Genomics at MetLife Asia.
Dr. Douglas Johnston, Program Director for Thoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Committee Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Cleveland Clinic Accountable Care Organization Board Member.
“We are honored to have the benefit of six extremely knowledgeable healthcare industry experts on our team,” says Dr. Manikanda Arunachalam, MD, Beyond Limits Head of Healthcare and SVP Corporate Development & Investments. “This is a world class team that fully understands the power that Beyond Limits cognitive AI can apply to solve difficult healthcare problems.”
Beyond Limits builds cognitive AI systems that interpret vast amounts of data from disparate sources to produce actionable information. For example, historical patient data, lab results, chart notes, real-time sensor monitoring, evidence-based clinical guidelines, and drug interactions, etc., can be interpreted by the system to better understand and personalize treatment suggestions.
Because medical decisions are important and frequently expensive, an AI system must be able to explain its thought process and conclusions. Unlike conventional “black box” approaches like machine learning, deep learning or neural networks that cannot explain their reasoning, Beyond Limits cognitive AI delivers clear explanations of its cognitive reasoning in transparent, evidence-based audit trails, including risk and uncertainties.
Beyond Limits cognitive AI technology combines conventional numeric AI with advanced symbolic logic for human-like reasoning to improve insights, inform decision-making, and reduce risk at the point of care. The company’s technology is considered to be a cognitive leap beyond conventional AI to a human-like ability to perceive, understand, correlate, learn, teach, reason and solve problems faster than existing AI solutions.