"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."

Søren Kierkegaard

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.

READ MORE AT MEDIUM

The OS Fund

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.


LEARN MORE ABOUT OS FUND

Companies

Human Longevity Inc.
Matternet
Planetary Resources
Synthetic Genomics
Vicarious
uBiome
Hampton Creek
Ginkgo Bioworks
Atomwise
Experiment
Synthego
Cleversafe
Viv Labs
NuMat
Plethora
Emulate
Tempo Automation
Miroculus
Singularity University
Lygos
Pivot Bio
Nanoly Bioscience
3Scan
Elysium
ExVivo Labs
Augmenta Bioworks
Prospect Bio