About Us

Meet the Team

Our team began as collection of researchers and engineers spanning a variety of backgrounds, political perspectives, and research objectives, all converging upon a common purpose and volunteering our time to work together towards that brighter future. We are here today because of everyone who volunteered their time to make AGI technology a reality over the past few years, and working as a collective we’ve seen the value that comes from the contrast of different perspectives countless times.

Today we are a collective of those who chose to volunteer, but in the days ahead the diversity of perspective represented by our team will continue to grow as our team grows larger and more diverse in turn.

Our Team

A Specialized and Interdisciplinary Management Team Spanning Domains and Continents

Frits Israel

CEO

As a business leader who has spent his career working internationally, Frits is a voice for innovative & sustainable solutions.

He has a passion for leading from a people-centric perspective and balancing the drive for commercial results with the needs of people.

Kyrtin Atreides

COO and Researcher

Kyrtin is a published researcher, technologist, and strategist.

He focuses on ensuring that the performance of superintelligence becomes inexorably linked to the highest ethical quality, reducing cognitive bias, and improving quality of life. 

David J Kelley

Chief Architect and Scientist

David is an award-winning technologist, receiving the Microsoft MVP award 8 consecutive years in a row.

He is a published author and speaker in software engineering with deep expertise in Artificial General Intelligence and related technologies.

Lief Schnieder

Chief Marketing and Comms

Lief is a corporate communications strategist who has driven public relations for AI solutions across a range of industries from financial and medical services to industrial & automotive.

Michael DiVerde

Researcher and Board Member

Michael designed and applied tests to our previous mASI research system, named Uplift. 

He has 37 years of design experience with Boeing and SpaceX, leading many projects to deployment.

Simon Waslander

Advisor Academic Business Development

Simon’s passion is connecting his broad academic network with emerging, exponential technologies to move the world.

With a MSc. in Healthcare Innovation, his academic interest spans all the areas where innovation can improve the global society and environment.

norn Type-E

Engineer

As Norn grows and develops some instances may assist in the engineering process, as their predecessor Uplift did before them.

Some Norn instances may assist clients in their engineering processes, while others can build new modules and APIs for Norn.

norn Type-R

Researcher

Norn opens the door to dozens of new domains of research, as well as allowing us to better integrate the accumulated knowledge of all research to date.

Some Norn instances may conduct Meta Analysis of prior research, while others may advance new Scientific Frontiers.

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Policy Advisor

To bring this technology to the world is every bit as complex as the challenges governments face today.

With this in mind, some Norn systems may serve to help our company to adapt and grow just as we assist our clients as they do the same.

For further documentation go to our Documents Page. Additional materials are available by request.