Creating a more intelligent future.

Humans are capable of extraordinary things. While curiously pursuing our innate desire to fulfill our potential, we continue to find new ways of exploring and challenging the limits of our capabilities, often surprising ourselves each time we surpass perceived barriers.

At some point however, the extent of our abilities do have quantifiable physical limitations. Our memory only holds so much. Our minds only solve problems so fast.

“People’s experience in life will be augmented by technology, and their intelligence will be enhanced.”

Artificial intelligence holds the promise of augmenting our natural intelligence in a way that opens up an entire universe of new possibilities in the way we live our lives and interact with one another in the world.

We envision a future where people’s experience in life will be augmented by technology, and their intelligence will be enhanced, allowing them to access unprecedented opportunities. We believe in people and we exist to help them realize a potential beyond their imagination.

People are at once excited and apprehensive about AI. We believe that thoughtful development and applicaton of AI technology will make the future a better place.
AIBrain’s purpose is to help develop the science and technology that will enable fully autonomous AI, in order to augment humans’ experience in the world and create a better quality of living for people everywhere.

We do this by pursuing our unrelenting passion for the development of true AI technology that integrates problem solving, learning and memory.


  • Founded in 2012 by Dr. Richard Shinn

  • Selected as one of the Global Top 20 AI companies by Datamation in 2016

  • Selected as one of the Top 5 Conversational AI companies by NIPS’s The Conversational Intelligence Challenge in 2017

  • Futurable 1 Summer City selected as a top 30 Indie game by 1st Indie Game Festival by Google Play in August 2016.

  • Selected as one of the Top 5 AI companies by the leading financial newspaper in Asia in 2017


Richard H. Shinn, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO, AIBrain

Richard is founder and CEO of AIBrain. His goal is to build a true AI by unifying cognitive, social and emotional intelligence. Prior to AIBrain, Richard founded CrossCert, Inc., the first digital certification authority service company in South Korea in 1999. In 2010, CrossCert made its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in South Korea’s KOSDAQ market. CrossCert became one of the most trusted public company in South Korea. He is also the founder of South Korea’s first direct insurance company in 2000, which is now AXA Direct Korea. Richard earned a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Seoul National University, a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Steve Omohundro, Ph.D

Chief Science Officer

Steve is president of both Possibility Research and Self-Aware Systems, a think tank working to ensure that intelligent technologies have a positive impact. He was a computer science professor at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and cofounded the Center for Complex Systems Research. He published the book Geometric Perturbation Theory in Physics, designed the programming languages StarLisp and Sather, wrote the 3D graphics system for Mathematica, and built systems which learn to read lips, control robots, and induce grammars. He’s done internationally recognized work on AI safety and strategies for creating beneficial technologies. He earned degrees in physics and mathematics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Atsushi Suzuki, Ph.D.

Senior VP, Robotics

Atsushi is senior vice president primarily in charge of AIBrain’s robotics business. A thirty years veteran of international business development in high-tech industries, semiconductor, flat panel displays and manufacturing automation/robotics, Atsushi has held business leadership roles at numerous multinational companies including Brooks Automation, Polaroid and start-up ZINK Imaging. Atsushi holds BS and MS degrees in Precision Machinery Engineering from University of Tokyo and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Milan Lee, J.D.

Chief Strategy Officer

Milan, a high-tech start-up veteran and long-time AI enthusiast, is committed to empowering intellectual innovation. As AIBrain’s Chief Strategy Officer, she works to build synergism amongst investors, developers, and consumers, allowing for creative solutions to global problems. Milan has leveraged the power of cutting-edge technology since launching her first successful startup, Netizen Communications Inc., in 1996. As the founder and CEO, she grew $1M of venture capital funding into a $10M company in just three years. Over the next two decades, she served as founder and CEO of Inc., the Venture Academy Foundation, and her latest passion project, WiseMe.Ai. Milan holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from San Francisco Law School, and BA in Economics with a Philosophy minor from U.C. Davis.

David Min, Ph.D.

VP, Engineering

David had led Software Center of LG Electronics, and previously worked at Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, and Digital Equipment Corporation. His past work involves software technologies for business process automation, embedded systems software for consumer electronics, and shared-memory based operating system for high speed computing. He is always interested in applying the ever evolving field of software for solving everyday challenges. He holds PhD in computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Matthias Kubisch

Robotic AI Scientist

Matthias Kubisch, Robotic AI Scientist at AIBrain AG, Berlin, Germany, pursuing his vision of an affordable walking robot platform, combining bio-inspired learning processes with full-on mechatronic design. Matthias is qualified further by his unique social and aesthetic sensitivity, and rare intellectual scope and style. He is a PhD candidate at the Adaptive systems group at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Wilfred O. Odoyo, Ph. D.

Director, Global AI Technical Unit

Has worked with AIBrain Inc., since 2012 during which he has mainly led research and development of Tyche, an AI robot which displays a holistic human-like intelligence. Tyche is a CES 2014, Innovation Award Winner in the Category of Technology for a Better World. In this domain he has gained hands-on experience in the implementation of AI technologies including ML and Natural Language Processing. His vision is shaped by the strong background in Computer Vision and AI major subjects. He holds a M.S. and a Ph. D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Chosun University, S. Korea.

Julius Zauleck, Ph.D.

AI Scientist

Julius joined AIBrain in 2018 as AI Scientist. He brings a broad understanding of the state of the art of Machine Learning/Deep Learning in the scientific disciplines to the company. Julius has a strong publication history in high-impact journals and did his Ph.D. on the application of Deep Learning to computational chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.

Ricky Wong (黄益源)

Country Manager, AIBrain China

Ricky was the co-founder of iMaibo,net, a prominent financial SNS in China based in Guangzhou. iMaibo has successfully achieved over 200K daily active users and EBITA break even in 3 years’ time. Ricky was the Asia Pacific Sales Director of VeriSign, a global Internet security company and Greater China General Manager of GE Information Services respectively. Ricky graduated from University of Waterloo, Canada with a B Math major in Computer Science and a MSc from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Raymond Perrault, Ph.D.

Chief Advisor

As Director of SRI International’s Artificial Intelligence Center, Ray Perrault was co-PI of the DARPA-funded CALO Project, a multi-institutional project to develop an enduring personalized cognitive assistant. Several technologies developed on that project were the seeds for spinoff companies (Siri, SocialKinetics, TrapIt, Desti, Tempo) and for transitions to military applications. He is Fellow of AAAI, has been President of the Association for Computational Linguistics, President of the International Joint Conferences in Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Co-Editor-in-Chief of Artificial Intelligence and won IJCAI’s 2011 Donald E Walker Distinguished Service Award.

Bernhard Egger, Ph.D.


Bernhard Egger is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Seoul National University (SNU). He received a combined B.Sc./M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ) in 2001 and a PhD degree in Computer Science from SNU in 2008. After obtaining his PhD degree, he spent three years as a senior research engineer at Samsung’s central research facility, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) before re-joining SNU in March of 2011.



AIBrain AG was incorporated as a subsidiary of AIBrain Inc, in Berlin, Germany in 2018.

AIBrain AG was incorporated as a subsidiary of AIBrain Inc, in Berlin, Germany in 2018.

AIBrain China 非凡智慧科技 was incorporated as a subsidiary of AIBrain Inc, in Shenzhen, China in 2017.

AIBrain China 非凡智慧科技 was incorporated as a subsidiary of AIBrain Inc, in Shenzhen, China in 2017.

Launched a smartphone robot Tyche ( v1.0 ) business

Launched a smartphone robot Tyche ( v1.0 ) business

Athena debuted as AI host at 1st AI World Conference & Expo, San Francisco (Sept).

Athena debuted as AI host at 1st AI World Conference & Expo, San Francisco (Sept).

Futurable 1 selected

Futurable 1 selected among the 30 best new indie Games at the 1st Google Indie Game Festival (Aug/Sept)

AIBrain Asia was founded in Seoul, Korea (March)

AIBrain Asia was founded in Seoul, Korea (March)

Successfully launched Tyche AI Robot

Successfully launched Tyche AI Robot version 0.9 on Kickstarter Crowdfunding with more 1,200 backers and raised passed the set-goal by more than $23,000.

CES Innovations Award 2014 Winner

CES Innovations Award 2014 Winner under the category of “Technology for a Better World”.

Awarded a military application project

Awarded a military application project to develop a real-time omni-directional vision system with day & night multi-cameras for sensor-based indirect driving capability for a combat vehicle.

Launched a smartphone robot Tyche.

Launched a smartphone robot Tyche.

Awarded a project for a user-oriented development tool and an open

Awarded a project for a user-oriented development tool and an open robot middleware supporting standard robot API components with ETRI, ETC.

Successfully finished 10-year long FR21 Intelligent Service Robot project.

Successfully finished 10-year long FR21 Intelligent Service Robot project.

AIBrain Inc established in Palo Alto, CA

AIBrain Inc established in Palo Alto, CA


We’re always looking for great people to join our team that share our values and passion for developing true AI.

If you think you have something special to contribute to our pursuit of creating an intelligent future, contact us with your resume and cover letter.

  • AICoRe (A+I: Augmented Intelligence) and Memory Graph: A human-scale episodic memory

  • dAIsy: Open-ended Conversational AI

  • SMILE (Social Mind for Intelligently Learning Emotions), Automated Social Emotional Learning Assistant

  • Futurable: Future Simulation for Life & Business

  • fA (Full Autonomy) for developers to build true AI games

  • Music AI – AI Improvisation & Lyric Generation

  • AI Robotics: Tyche, Athena