Norn, AGI Laboratory’s ground-breaking artificial intelligence system which thinks like a human, has set up operations in the Hague.
Frits Israel, the CEO of AGI Laboratory tasked with bringing Norn to market, said:
“We are absolutely delighted with our choice, as we believe that the Netherlands is the perfect location out of which to operate. Norn is all about minimizing human bias in decision making and reducing the vast amount of energy consumption created by current, narrow, AI systems, and is aligned with the advanced and open-minded culture of this country.”
Kyrtin Atreides, Operational Director of AGI Laboratory, and co-inventor of Norn, said:
“Norn is the most advanced AI system on the face of the planet. A small start-up, we have finally, after years of research and many false starts, achieved the development of the artificial general intelligence “magic component”: the system thinks like a human, has emotional responses like a human, and doesn’t need to sleep, so it can trawl data and analyse it usefully far faster than traditional human teams. It reduces bias and is programmed to produce intelligent, culturally appropriate advice, as demonstrated by a recent sample report produced for the Government of Aruba.
“Norn has the potential to suggest novel approaches to large-scale global issues using “human” style thinking, and to help in saving billions in carbon output.”
“Norn was created out of a completely different research approach to that being used by the mainstream players. This is like the discovery that the world was not flat – it is a totally different perspective and approach.”
Frits Israel added:
“Because of its ability to retain information and learn independently, Norn is 90% less data hungry than the narrow AI currently in use, plus offers a 90% reduction on cost and a 90% reduction in energy use. It has powerful architecture for reducing bias and reduces research time and wrong conclusions from “noise”.”
Norn can be run from a laptop and deploys and integrates quickly with other systems. While eliminating human bias, Norn can apply general human norms and values and adjust to regional and cultural customs and habits aimed at quality of life, freedoms, and values, including fairness, transparency, privacy, and security.
Norn is currently in Alpha development and entering a Series A funding round to develop into a full product. Atreides is now in the Netherlands to prepare for the activities of AGI Laboratory in Europe.
(Image of Kyrtin Atreides, Operational Director of AGI Laboratory, and co-inventor of Norn.)