Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Founded 2013 (2013)
Founder Paul Allen
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, United States
Key people
Oren Etzioni

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (abbreviated AI2) is a research institute funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to achieve scientific breakthroughs by constructing AI systems with reasoning, learning, and reading capabilities.[1] Oren Etzioni was appointed by Paul Allen in September 2013 to direct the research at the institute.[2][3][4]


Startup Incubator

Launched in 2015, the institute's startup incubator will try to develop technologies in the artificial intelligence field.[13]

Media coverage

AI2 was the subject of an in-depth article in The Verge.[6] Its launch was covered in Xconomy,[3] and GeekWire.[4] Allen and Etzioni co-authored an article for CNN about artificial intelligence and AI2 in December 2013.[14] AI2 has also been mentioned in other articles discussing the current state of and trends in artificial intelligence research.[15]

See also


  1. "AI2: Home". Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  2. "Paul G. Allen appoints Head of Artificial Intelligence Institute" (PDF). Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. September 4, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  3. 1 2 Romano, Benjamin (September 4, 2013). "Paul Allen Hires Oren Etzioni for New Artificial Intelligence Push". Xconomy. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  4. 1 2 Cook, John (September 4, 2013). "Going beyond Siri and Watson: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen taps Oren Etzioni to lead new Artificial Intelligence Institute". GeekWire. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  5. 1 2 "Project Aristo". Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  6. 1 2 3 Brandom, Russell (October 24, 2013). "Paul Allen and the Machines: teaching the next generation of artificial intelligence". The Verge. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  7. 1 2 Clark; Harrison; Balasubramanian (2013). "A Study of the Knowledge Base Requirements for Passing an Elementary Science Test" (PDF). Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  8. "AI2 : Euclid".
  9. "AI2 : Plato".
  10. "AI2 : Semantic Scholar".
  11. "Semantic Scholar".
  12. "Semantic Scholar Utilizes Artificial Intelligence Methods to Transform Scientific Search for Computer Scientists" (PDF).
  13. John Cook. "Paul Allen's Artificial Intelligence Institute launches startup incubator with top minds in AI - GeekWire". GeekWire.
  14. Allen, Paul; Etzioni, Oren (December 11, 2013). "From Star Trek to Siri: How the Machine-Reading Revolution will dictate the future". CNN. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  15. "AI2: Press". Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Retrieved January 25, 2014.

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