"To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self...and to venture in the highest sense is precisely to become conscious of one’s self."
Kernel’s Quest to Enhance Human Intelligence
October 20th, 2016
Today I’m announcing a $100M commitment to Kernel in an effort to enhance human intelligence and reimagine our future. Unlocking our brain is the most significant and consequential opportunity in history — and it’s time sensitive.
Why now? Because the sooner we begin co-evolving human and machine intelligence, the better. The relationship between human intelligence and artificial intelligence (HI + AI) will necessarily be one of symbiosis. The challenge and potential of exploring this co-evolutionary future is the biggest story of the next century and one in which a closeness in development velocity is a necessity. In order for that to happen, we need to begin working on HI in earnest.
In October 2014, I launched the OS Fund—$100 million to invest in entrepreneurs and scientists who are working on quantum-leap discoveries that promise to rewrite the operating systems of life.
In the same way that a computer has an operating system at its core — dictating the way it works and serving as a foundation upon which all applications are built — everything in life has an operating system.
OS Fund companies are developing new solutions to fundamental problems and improving the lives of billions of people around the world for generations to come.