It’s common to break human history into eras defined by technological progress. There was the Agrarian Age, marked by agricultural advances that allowed us to settle into communities for the first time because we could provide for our needs without following life-sustaining resources. Then the Industrial Revolution greatly multiplied our physical abilities with new machines, freeing humans from manual labor. More recently the Information Age dawned, sparked by inventions such as semiconductors, mainframes, PCs, networking, mobile, social, cloud; and the internet – connecting our business, financial, political, and communication systems locally and globally, accelerating economic growth
Today, we are at the cusp of a new era, where artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP) are converging to free us from our cognitive limits. By combining the strengths of humans and machines, people can literally be superhuman. We can learn, act and make decisions at a whole new level.
Pryon was founded to bring the power of AI to the enterprise.
Enterprise solutions require accuracy, scale, and security calling for extraordinary experience, expertise, and backing—Pryon has all three. During his tenure at IBM, Igor Jablolov, CEO of Pryon, helped commercialize foundational NLP and AI technologies before they were branded as Watson. He then founded Yap, a speech recognition company that was bought by Amazon as its first AI acquisition. The technology we developed—code named Pryon—became the initial core of Alexa.
Pryon has assembled a stellar team of engineers and scientists, including CTO Dr. David Nahamoo, often called the “godfather of human language technologies.” Pryon’s research team, who hold more than 100 AI-related patents, shares a passion for building breakthrough technologies including the first ever AI assistant, cloud-based speech recognition system, and multimodal web browser.
Pryon’s investors have equally impressive pedigrees. The company is backed by industry visionaries such as Revolution’s Steve Case, Jim Breyer from Breyer Capital, and Greycroft founder Alan Patricof. Our investors see that the next generation of AI winners must be purpose built for the enterprise—especially from technology as powerful and transformational as AI.
How Will Pryon Make You Superhuman?
Imagine getting through 1,000 pages of reading in the blink of an eye – and extracting all the information you need for immediate and future work. Imagine having a kind of x-ray-vision ability to find information no matter where it is in your organization (including in a co-workers head). Imagine being able to do advanced data analysis whenever you needed to. Imagine having 24/7 access to a thinking partner who can check thinking for accuracy and bias; and calculate the probability of success. Pryon is working on the technologies that create this exact partnership. We put AI intelligence in your hands so you can perform beyond your limits, so you can “be> yourself”.