Creating Centaurs

The promise of artificial intelligence is to teach computers to understand the world so they become better at helping us interact with it.

In 1997, the artificially intelligent machine Deep Blue defeated the reigning chess champion, Garry Kasparov. Its victory didn’t spell the end of the human endeavour of chess; rather, it heralded in a new era of human-machine synergy. Today’s best chess players are “Centaurs” – human chess experts enhanced and backed by the power of artificial intelligence.

At Lore, we believe in harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to enhance us, not replace us. When the creativity and analytical skills of humans are paired with the speed, depth, and precision offered by artificially intelligent machines, we can reach further and achieve more.

We’re working to realize this vision by putting the transformational power of the ongoing AI revolution into the hands of those who need it most and can use it best – you, the experts and knowledge workers powering our modern economy. We want to help you race with the machine rather than against it.

At Lore, we strive to build a system that truly understands – in an ever-increasing sense – the meaning behind the words and data that inform our decision-making processes. AI-powered tools that can understand and analyze the meanings and relationships in unstructured data will become an invaluable part of almost every process in our information society, and we hope to be pioneers of this transformation.

This blog is a way for us to document our journey along that road, sharing some of the exciting ideas and applications that crop up along the way. We hope you’ll find it useful (and fun!).