8 October 2019
Glendale, CA

 

Beyond Limits, a full-stack Artificial Intelligence software engineering company, is bringing their advanced AI solutions to Japan’s tech scene. The company recently announced a strategic partnership with system integrator REBOMIX to facilitate expansion into Japan’s market. The company also confirmed its presence at the 2019 Nikkei xTECH EXPO. As a pioneer in advanced Cognitive AI solutions for heavy industry and automotive applications, Beyond Limits leverages technology developed for NASA space missions to solve complex problems for the world’s most demanding industries. Now they are making headway to help forward-looking companies throughout Japan take their businesses to the next level in technology.

 

REBOMIX Partnership

Beyond Limits has partnered with REBOMIX, a Tokyo system integrator, to offer their expertise to Japan’s industrial market. REBOMIX’s consultation-centered collaboration efforts will enable Beyond Limits to gain traction for delivering powerful AI solutions by opening avenues to fresh prospects.

 

Beyond Limits at the 2019 Nikkei xTECH EXPO

Beyond Limits announcing their debut attendance at the Nikkei xTECH EXPO is a significant step in building the company’s footprint in the Japanese market. Beyond Limits’ Vice President of Emerging Markets, APAC – Diane Zuckerman, and the REBOMIX team will be showcasing their innovative technology at booth #2113 from October 9-11 at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight).

 

Beyond Conventional Artificial Intelligence – Cognitive AI That’s also Explainable (XAI)

Beyond Limits powers solutions that go beyond the barriers of commonly employed conventional AI, to deliver a hybrid approach that combines numeric machine learning and deep learning techniques with higher-order symbolic AI. These Cognitive AI engines deliver human-like reasoning to provide clear, understandable solutions to complex problems. Unlike most “black box” AI techniques, Beyond Limits has pioneered “glass box” Explainable AI with encoded expert human knowledge to yield recommendations that can be understood by people and interpreted by machines.

 

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. They 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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The future of AI to be showcased before 1,000 venture capitalists, innovators, and executive leaders.
Beyond Limits CEO AJ Abdallat will be a key presenter at the annual Montgomery Summit in Santa Monica, California March 6-7.
Abdallat will present the company’s breakthrough approach to AI (artificial intelligence) to Montgomery’s global community of over 1,000 venture capitalists, innovators, and executive leaders. The presentation will showcase how Beyond Limits cognitive AI solutions go beyond conventional AI to solve complex business problems for the world’s most demanding industries.
Beyond Limits combines human knowledge with machine learning. Conventional “black box” approaches like machine learning, deep learning or neural networks cannot explain their reasoning. Beyond Limits delivers clear explanations of its cognitive reasoning in transparent, evidence-based audit trails, including risk and uncertainties. The company’s technology is 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.
The company 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.
More than 2,000 private technology companies were nominated to present at the invitation-only Montgomery Summit. A select group of 140 companies were chosen, representing the most impressive and innovative companies in their fields.
“As a pioneer in artificial intelligence, we are delighted to share key innovations that our customers are using to transform their businesses. Our vision for the future is quite compelling,” said AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits. “Because are origins are from Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, it’s an honor to speak at the Montgomery Summit in our own backyard in Southern California.”
In addition to technology-oriented presentations from companies like Beyond Limits, Summit guests will hear from global leaders and panels of industry luminaires such as PayPal, Nasdaq, EY, JC2 Ventures, and Milken Institute. The Montgomery Summit also hosts ‘The Rise of the Female Entrepreneur’ program to highlight the growing number of female entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. As Beyond Limits core values include diversity and inclusion, the company celebrates the fact that the program has grown to more than 450 attendees, including top female CEOs and partners from leading venture capitalist firms.
Learn more about the Montgomery Summit at https://www.montgomerysummit.com/

22 February 2019
Author: AJ Abdallat, CEO Beyond Limits
Originally posted on Forbes.com 

 

One of the challenges of using artificial intelligence solutions in the enterprise is that the technology operates in what is commonly referred to as a black box. Often, artificial intelligence (AI) applications employ neural networks that produce results using algorithms with a complexity level that only computers can make sense of. In other instances, AI vendors will not reveal how their AI works. In either case, when conventional AI produces a decision, human end users don’t know how it arrived at its conclusions.

This black box can pose a significant obstacle. Even though a computer is processing the information, and the computer is making a recommendation, the computer does not have the final say. That responsibility falls on a human decision maker, and this person is held responsible for any negative consequences. In many current use cases of AI, this isn’t a major concern, as the potential fallout from a “wrong” decision is likely very low.

However, as AI applications have expanded, machines are being tasked with making decisions where millions of dollars — or even human health and safety — are on the line. In highly regulated, high-risk/high-value industries, there’s simply too much at stake to trust the decisions of a machine at face value, with no understanding of a machine’s reasoning or the potential risks associated with a machine’s recommendations. These enterprises are increasingly demanding explainable AI (XAI).

The AI industry has taken notice. XAI was the subject of a symposium at the 2017 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), and DARPA has invested in a research project to explore explainability.

 

Beyond The Black Box: Cognitive AI

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Beyond Limits is honored and excited to be listed in BuiltInLA’s 100 best places to work in Los Angeles for 2019!
With a focus on pioneering innovation supported by a fully stocked kitchen, on-site gym, commuter benefits and more, our talented team specializes in solving tough, complex, mission-critical business problems that impact millions of people.
Think you have what it takes? Check out our current career opportunities and apply to join the Beyond Limits team.

09 January 2019
Authors: Matt Brown and Ravi Mahendra, Pöyry Management Consulting

 
Beyond Limits was recently featured in an article from Power Engineering International, written by Matt Brown and Ravi Mahendra of Pöyry Management Consulting. Highlighting our partnership with BP, Brown and Mahendra list Investment Optimization as a key trend for the digitalization of energy in 2019. Read the full article here and explore our latest feature in the Journal of Petroleum Technology for a more in-depth look at our partnership with BP.

“Beyond Conventional AI” company hosts diverse class of summer interns to cultivate the next generation of leaders in artificial intelligence

Beyond Limits, a leading developer of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, announced the launch of “Beyonders”, their new internship program for the next generation of cognitive artificial intelligence leaders. The company’s reputation for innovation and explosive growth has made it a top destination for some of the sharpest minds in AI. Beyonders brings together motivated data science, computer science and business students from top universities.
After a rigorous recruitment process, Beyond Limits selected 19 highly qualified students to form the inaugural Beyonders class. The program’s mission is to accelerate the development of new leaders in cognitive AI. Beyonders dive deep into a two-month immersive program that gives them the unique opportunity to work directly with the only AI company with software technology developed for space missions. The comprehensive program covers a focused range of work including AI, robotics, and business strategy plus community-related activities such as a clean-up of the Los Angeles river.

“Beyond Limits is a pioneering AI company. It’s part of our DNA to do things that have never been done before,” says Mario Portugal, Head of Recruitment at Beyond Limits. “It makes perfect sense for us to give qualified students a valuable opportunity to gain insight, knowledge, and experience. Beyonders are the next generation of AI pioneers.”
Launched in 2014, Beyond Limits produces cognitive AI systems with human-like reasoning available for the first time to transform the performance of industrial and enterprise operations and systems. The company leverages advanced technologies developed at Caltech’s famed Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the NASA space program, as well as breakthrough technology innovations originated by Beyond Limits scientists and engineers.

Beyond Limits is the only AI company in the world with advanced technology proven in extreme environments from space missions to subsurface oil and gas exploration. Today, Beyond Limits goes beyond conventional AI, applying cognitive AI software inventions to solve complex industrial and enterprise problems, bringing cognitive advantages to energy, fintech, healthcare and logistics.
Beyond Limits was 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, and has been covered in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, ZDNet and the International Business Times.

Award recognizes company for their innovative “Beyond Conventional AI” software

GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Beyond Limits, an artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing company, announced today that the company has been named the winner for the Tech Trailblazers Award in the category of artificial intelligence. The Tech Trailblazers Award recognizes both established and up-and-coming startups in 16 different categories, and the win adds to the list of media accolades and industry award recognition for Beyond Limits.

Beyond Limits has been named the winner for the Tech Trailblazers Award in the category of artificial intelligence.
Launched in 2014, Beyond Limits is a pioneering artificial intelligence company with a unique heritage from space exploration. With 42 technologies developed for NASA’s famed Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the company offers cognitive AI and reasoning systems available for the first time for commercial use. Beyond Limits delivers cognitive solutions with the resilience, reasoning, and autonomy required by the harsh environment -of space to improve the performance of industrial and enterprise systems on Earth.
Powered by Beyond Limits innovations, the company’s technology is an evolutionary leap beyond conventional AI to a human-like ability to perceive, understand, correlate, learn, teach, reason and solve problems faster than existing AI solutions. Beyond Limits delivers AI software capable of tackling complex industrial and enterprise challenges for leading global customers to transform their businesses and industrial operations.
The advanced intelligence solutions developed by Beyond Limits magnify human talent, enabling people to apply their attention, experience, and their passions to solving problems that truly matter. Many pioneering JPL scientists now work at Beyond Limits, building solutions for companies in down-to-earth industries such as Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Finance, Transportation, and Logistics.
“We are extremely proud and honored to be recognized as the top Artificial Intelligence company by Tech Trailblazers,” says AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits. “Beyond Limits is tackling some of the toughest problems enterprises face; whether it’s in energy exploration, healthcare, medical research, or logistics. The technologies we bring to the table have been battle-tested in the demanding environments of space, resulting in AI solutions that are more flexible, powerful, and scalable than conventional AI.”
Beyond Limits was also selected as a nominee for the 2018 Edison Awards, and has been covered in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, ZDNet and the International Business Times. The company closed a Series B with BP Ventures in mid-2017 for $20 million, and since then has rapidly expanded staffing with some of the most talented minds in the industry.
About the Tech Trailblazers Awards
Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups under six years old or less and at C-series funding or below. The awards aim to recognize both established and up-and-coming startups.
The Tech Trailblazers Awards, is supported by sponsors and industry partners including AfriLabs, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, beSUCCESS, bnetTV, China AXLR8R, the Cloud Security Alliance, Computing, The Green Grid, GSMA, The Icehouse, Innovation Warehouse, Launchpad Europe, Lissted, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, Mynewsdesk, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, Prezi, RealWire, Silicon Cape Initiative, Skolkovo, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware.
About Beyond Limits
Beyond Limits is a pioneering AI company with a unique legacy from the US space program. The company is transforming proven technologies from Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab 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 tools together with symbolic AIs that emulate human intuition. For more information, please visit www.beyond.ai.
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GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Beyond Limits, a developer of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing solutions, today announced that they have been selected as a nominee for the 2018 Edison Awards.  Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world. The winners will be announced at the Edison Awards Gala in New York, NY on April 11, 2018.
Beyond Limits, launched in 2014, is a pioneering artificial intelligence company with a storied history in space exploration. Beyond Limits cognitive AI is inspired by the functional behaviors of the human brain to provide human-like cognition and reasoning. With 42 technologies developed for NASA’s famed Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), tested and proven in programs like the Mars Rover missions, the company offers cognitive AI and reasoning systems available for the first time for commercial use. Powered by Beyond Limits innovations, the company’s technology is an evolutionary leap beyond conventional “machine” AI to a human-like ability to perceive, understand, correlate, learn, teach, reason and solve problems faster than existing AI solutions.
With technologies proven in the unknown and extreme environment of space, Beyond Limits delivers AI software capable of tackling complex industrial and enterprise challenges for leading global customers in energy, healthcare and financial services to transform their businesses and industrial operations.  Beyond Limits solutions are more flexible, powerful, and scalable than conventional AI, in a much smaller footprint, and are deployable on off-the-shelf hardware, in the cloud, on a chip, or embedded in a device.
Beyond Limits announced a Series B investment with BP Ventures, and has been mentioned in top press such as Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Financial Times and more.
“It is an honor to be selected and highlighted as an innovative company by the Edison Awards,” says AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits.  “Beyond Limits comes from the same scientific tradition as Thomas Edison, with a can-do attitude inspired by our NASA – JPL heritage of solving tough problems to benefit people around the world with cutting-edge AI solutions.”
The Edison Awards are inspired by Thomas Alva Edison, who received 1,093 U.S. patents because of his outstanding new product development methods.  Award winners represent “game changing” products and services, as well as excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery, and Impact.
The Edison Award is a prestigious accolade, honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.  The Edison Awards are an annual competition that honor innovation, recognize achievement and celebrate success from organizations across the globe. For more information on the Edison Awards, please visit www.edisonawards.com.
About the Edison Awards
Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, but an independent organization since 2008, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation. http://www.edisonawards.com/index.php
About Beyond Limits
Beyond Limits is a pioneering Artificial Intelligence company based in Glendale, California, with a storied history in space and defense, notably AI technology developed at JPL that assisted operation of the Mars Rover Curiosity. From its origins at Caltech/JPL, the NASA facility in Southern California, Beyond Limits owns exclusive licenses to 42 blocks of sophisticated IP developed through NASA R&D investment, a $150 million AI technology head start.
Founded in 2014, Beyond Limits develops IP enhancements for NASA, and also drives new innovation on its mission to bring space program technology to commercial applications here on Earth. The company is a recognized AI leader with breakthrough cognitive technology that goes beyond conventional AI, binding deep learning and machine learning tools together with symbolic AIs that emulate human intuition. Beyond Limits cognitive agents are trained and deployed to solve a variety of industrial and enterprise problems in energy, fin-tech, healthcare, and logistics. For more information, please visit our website www.beyond.ai.

“Beyond Conventional AI” company recognized for their groundbreaking work in advanced artificial intelligence
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GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Beyond Limits, an artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing company, announced today that they have been named a finalist for the Tech Trailblazers Award in the category of AI. These tech awards aim to recognize both established and up-and-coming startups in 16 different categories.  Voting is now open online and will close on January 9, 2018.  The winners will be announced on January 11, 2018.

Beyond Limits is a 2017 finalist for the Tech Trailblazers Award.
Launched in 2014, Beyond Limits is a leader in AI and cognitive computing. Beyond Limits’ cognitive AI is inspired by the functional behaviors of the human brain to provide human-like cognition and reasoning. With 42 technologies developed for NASA’s famed Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), tested and proven in programs like the Mars Rover missions, the company offers cognitive AI and reasoning systems available for the first time for commercial use. Powered by Beyond Limits innovations, the company’s technology is an evolutionary leap beyond conventional “machine” AI to a human-like ability to perceive, understand, correlate, learn, teach, reason and solve problems faster than existing AI solutions.
With technologies proven in the unknown and extreme environment of space, Beyond Limits adapts and delivers AI software capable of tackling complex industrial and enterprise challenges for leading industrial enterprises here on earth. Beyond Limits announced a Series B investment with BP Ventures, and has been mentioned in top press such as Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Financial Times and more.
With many technology companies to consider, the selections have become difficult for the judges on this 6th annual award competition.  The finalists listed in the competition for The Tech Trailblazers Awards currently have to gather online votes from the public and await the judges’ deliberation.
Rose Ross, Chief Trailblazer, The Tech Trailblazers Awards said; “Another amazing year for trailblazing enterprise tech start-up entrants to the awards. The judging seems to get harder year-on-year. Huge thanks to our judges for continuing to take the time to evaluate all the start-up gold. The Tech Trailblazers team wish these amazing start-ups and start-up superheroes the very best of the luck.”
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the top AI companies by Tech Trailblazers,” says AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits.  “Beyond Limits continues to provide cutting-edge AI solutions, bringing the can-do spirit of JPL to help customers solve problems in industries like energy, healthcare, fin-tech and beyond. Beyond Limits exists to create artificial intelligence solutions that go far beyond the conventional.”
Beyond Limits has been announced as a finalist in the Artificial Intelligence Trailblazer category in the Tech Trailblazers Awards. For more information on the Tech Trailblazers, please visit www.techtrailblazers.com, follow the buzz on Twitter @techtrailblaze, hashtag #TTawards or check out LinkedIn for the latest updates http://www.linkedin.com/company/tech-trailblazers-awards.
About the Tech Trailblazers Awards
Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups under six years old or less and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and aim to recognise both established and up-and-coming startups.
The Tech Trailblazers Awards, is supported by sponsors and industry partners including AfriLabs, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, beSUCCESS, bnetTV, China AXLR8R, the Cloud Security Alliance, Computing, The Green Grid, GSMA, The Icehouse, Innovation Warehouse, Launchpad Europe, Lissted, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, Mynewsdesk, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, Prezi, RealWire, Silicon Cape Initiative, Skolkovo, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware.
About Beyond Limits
Beyond Limits is a pioneering Artificial Intelligence company based in Glendale, California, with a storied history in space and defense, notably AI technology developed at JPL that assisted operation of the Mars Rover Curiosity. From its origins at Caltech/JPL, the NASA facility in Southern California, Beyond Limits owns exclusive licenses to 42 blocks of sophisticated IP developed through NASA R&D investment, a $150 million AI technology head start.
Founded in 2014, Beyond Limits develops IP enhancements for NASA, and also drives new innovation on its mission to bring space program technology to commercial applications here on Earth. The company is a recognized AI leader with breakthrough cognitive technology that goes beyond conventional AI, binding deep learning and machine learning tools together with symbolic AIs that emulate human intuition. Beyond Limits cognitive agents are trained and deployed to solve a variety of industrial and enterprise problems in energy, fin-tech, healthcare, and logistics. For more information, please visit our website www.beyond.ai
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Dr. Shahram Farhadi will lead cognitive AI leader’s efforts in the energy sector.

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Beyond Limits, an artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing company, today announced it has appointed Dr. Shahram Farhadi as the Head of Oil and Gas Technologies. Shahram will lead Beyond Limits as the company continues to develop next generation artificial intelligence powered solutions for the energy industry.
Beyond Limits has appointed Dr. Shahram Farhadi as the Head of Oil and Gas Technologies.
“I am very happy to be at the helm of our exciting efforts in the oil and gas sector,” said Dr. Shahram Farhadi. “There is no shortage of challenging problems to solve and we are well positioned to address many of them in a big way. I look forward to working closely with our scientists and industry leaders to push O&G technologies way beyond the conventional.'”
Dr. Farhadi brings his deep domain knowledge of the oil and gas industry and is an expert in adapting cutting edge technology with current operational and technological resources within the energy sector. Before joining Beyond Limits, Dr. Farhadi worked with Occidental Petroleum Corporation on many high-profile projects including unconventional exploration and chemical flooding. Most recently he worked on simulations of a propulsion component for the Orion project. Dr. Farhadi has also developed many software solutions including “Digital Rock Physics Platform” and “Fast Fracture Analysis,” and has been published in many leading journals on topics including porous media characterization and flow modeling. He holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California.
AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits, said “Beyond Limits has developed deep partnerships with key players in the oil and gas industry, and will continue to work on developing cutting edge solutions that will benefit everything from exploration to operation. With his deep industry knowledge and research experience, Dr. Farhadi is ideally poised to drive the adaptation and adoption of our proprietary technology to the oil and gas sector.”
Launched in 2014, Beyond Limits is a leader in AI and cognitive computing, created to commercialize cutting edge IP developed by the team after over 20 years of success supporting NASA and the space program. Earlier this year, the company secured $20 million in Series B funding from BP Ventures, the corporate investment arm of global energy business British Petroleum. The investment will accelerate the delivery of Beyond Limits’ industrial-grade AI software to provide the energy sector with new levels of operational insight, business optimization and process automation across all operations.
About Beyond Limits
Beyond Limits is transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense into innovative solutions to address large and emerging markets. These technologies were developed 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 leverages this existing R&D investment along with many of its own technologies to produce commercial products and solutions that are capable of addressing the emerging problems of AI today and beyond. For more information, please visit our website at www.beyond.ai.
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PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Beyond Limits (BL), an artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing company, today announced it has appointed former Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Principal Investigator and expert AI researcher Mark L. James as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Executive Director of BL Labs. Mark will lead the company in its delivery of industrial-grade AI software, previously used in deep space exploration missions, to combine human knowledge with machine learning for companies in a wide range of industries.
“AI is a rich, multifaceted area of research that holds untold potential,” said James. “I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated team at Beyond Limits to bring agile, effective AI solutions to a broad range of commercial applications.”
Prior to joining Beyond Limits, Mark was a member of the Reasoning, Modeling, and Simulation Group in the Flight Software and Data Systems Section within NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. At JPL, he was Principal Investigator and Task Manager in the work areas of artificial intelligence and opportunistic data fusion, where he helped develop and test the advanced human cognition platform that serves as the basis of Beyond Limit’s AI platform called Sherlock.
With over thirty years’ experience in the industry, Mark has created and implemented numerous ground-breaking technologies in artificial intelligence (AI), including developing technologies for high-speed inference, hypothetical scenario generation, and natural language understanding. Mark’s work has been published in numerous journals and scientific papers, and he has consistently been recognized for his contribution to the scientific community, including Space Act Awards in 2005 and 2003, Major Scientific Achievement Award in 2002, and NOVA award for Leadership in 2000. Most recently, Mark was nominated and selected as a vetted candidate for the 2016 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, similar to the Nobel Prize but for engineers.
Mark is also the author of 2 patents, 22 provisional patents, 150+ novel technology reports, 55 journal, conference, and technical papers, and 17 technical manuals. Prior to his tenure at JPL he was the Chief Scientist and Board Member of System Cognition Corporation (now Inference Corporation).  He contributed to the development of the MIT LISP Machine when it was commercialized as the LMI LISP Machine and contributed to the development of Symbolic Manipulation Program (SMP), later to become Mathematica.
With unique expertise in reasoning-based technologies and their application to planetary exploration, military systems, situational awareness, and reasoning-based network control, Mark will lead the Beyond Limits team as it adapts cutting edge AI technology developed over decades of space exploration and bring it to bear on applications across a wide range of commercial applications.
AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits, said, “As Beyond Limits continues to provide the most cutting edge in AI solutions, we see no better person to lead our efforts than the man instrumental in the creation of the technology from which our AI is derived. Mark has helped create dynamic, flexible, and light technology that allowed unmanned exploration in space, and will likewise help the Beyond Limits team bring automated solutions to complex and challenging commercial and industrial problems here on earth.”
Launched in 2014, Beyond Limits is a leader in AI and cognitive computing and was created to commercialize cutting edge IP developed by the team after over 20 years of success supporting NASA and the space program. With technologies proven in the unknown and extreme environment of space, Beyond Limits adapts and delivers AI software capable of tackling complex industrial and enterprise challenges with the benefits of mechanical automation and human like reasoning. Beyond Limits recently announced a Series B investment with BP Ventures for $20 million.
About Beyond Limits
Beyond Limits is transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense into innovative solutions to address large and emerging markets. These technologies were developed 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 leverages this existing R&D investment along with many of its own technologies to produce commercial products and solutions that are capable of addressing the emerging problems of AI today and beyond. For more information, please visit our website at www.beyond.ai.
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