The new spring in AI is the most significant development in computing in my lifetime. Sergey Brin

"AI is the new electricity" Andrew Ng

"The first industrial revolution was powered by water and steam to mechanize production. Through electrical power, the second industrial revolution introduced mass production. Electronics and information technologies automated the production process in the third industrial revolution. In the fourth industrial revolution the lines between 'physical, digital and biological spheres' have become blurred by a 'fusion of technologies'. This fusion of technologies includes fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage and quantum computing."Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum

"All you need is lots and lots of data and lots of information about what the right answer is, and you'll be able to train a big neural net to do what you want. " Geoffrey Hinton

The mechanziedAI Vision

"mechanizedAI (meAI) is focused on creating tangible AI, that learns to help a human relate the world, through observation and collaboration."

Tangible AI

“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.” Bryan Johnson

"AI is software and software doesn't move, but robots do!" mechanizedAI

AI is software. Software is devoid of form and lacks an independent, physical means of effecting the world. Robots are hardware. Hardware can perceive the world and change it, but lacks the intelligence to make such actions meaningful. Integrating AI into a completely self sufficient, mobile robotic platform, has been somewhat impractical in the past. The computing platform required to support AI has always consumed copious amounts of electricity and generated large amounts of heat, limiting what and to what extent a robot might be useful. The AI spring has inspired semiconductor manufactures to optimize their designs for low power use cases. The latest AI compute platforms designed for low power, in most cases consume a tenth, and in special cases a hundredth the power, of platforms having the same capability five years ago.

A Human

"Retail will overtake banking in 2018 to become the industry leader in terms of cognitive/AI spending. Retail firms will invest $3.4 billion this year on a range of AI use cases, including automated customer service agents, expert shopping advisors and product recommendations, and merchandising for omni channel operations." International Data Corporation 3/2/2018

"Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming companies’ best weapon to reach customers in real time, and increase their levels of engagement. A recent survey reveals that AI makes people shop more, spend more money and spread the word about it to all their friends. The study, based on a survey of 1,008 consumers by PointSource, confirms when AI is present, nearly half (49%) of consumers say they are willing to shop more frequently, 34% say they will spend more money, and 38% say they’ll share their experiences with friends and family." Joe McKendrick, RT Insights, 3/27/2018

"AI should recognize AI and learn it's patterns to protect individual interest from AI" mechanizedAI

One the first, and certainly the largest sustaining benefactors of the AI spring, is the financial sector. Next is the dot com/ e-commerce survivors. In the name of profit, AI has performed millisecond stock trades, while peer pressuring us to spend more and save less. It isn't a stretch to see how AI generated notifications, fed into the human appetite for conspiracies, has resulted in an erosion of tolerance and understanding.

AI leverages the common experience of billions of people, to influence the habits of billions of people on a person by person basis. Why can't AI learn from the countless personal interactions one person has with countless other people, influence our humanity and bring us all closer together?

Help a Human

"An AI is useful, when by choice, a human repeatedly engages the AI to perform tasks." mechanizedAI

Relate a Human to the World

"Glasses can correct vision, AI can correct affect." mechanizedAI

  • AI that helps the world understand you and helps you understand the world.

  • VR Headset to robot link providing a tele-presence that learns, and can reproduce, human affect from the neck up.

  • Affect & goal based audio-visual data acquisition that collects memories.

  • Built in features that promote collaboration such as:

    • Amplified audio output to speak.

    • laser pointer for pointing.

    • Color display to communicate pictures and words discretely.

    • A pico projector to communicate pictures and words at large.

    • LED lighting to indicate attention, and mood.

Learns from Human Observation and Collaboration

  • AI that observes how you look at the world.

  • Can see color, depth, and temperature.

  • Can hear and sense the direction and distance of sounds.

  • Can sense the location and orientation of the its camera head and main body independent of the other.

  • Can orient its camera head, and extend its neck independent from its main body.

  • Small and portable so it can go where you go.


“We have enough papers. Stop publishing, and start transforming people’s lives with technology!” Andrew Ng

Somax is Personal AI.

Somax Hardware Features:

  • Intel Edison Dual Core 500Mhz embedded processor.

  • 4x Movidius Myriad X Compute Engine.

  • Intel D415 Depth Sensing Long Range Camera.

  • 4 axis stepper motor gimbal.

  • 9 axis attitude, heading and reference system (frame mounted).

  • 9 axis attitude, heading and reference system (camera mounted).

  • 4 channel microphone array.

  • 4 channel 16 bit precision analog to digital converter.

  • 4 channel 12 bit high 1M SPS high speed analog to digital converter.

  • 1.5" 128x128 OLED display (up facing, mounted to frame).

  • .3" 128x36 color OLED display (forward facing, camera mounted).

  • 4 axis (2 stick) , 1 button on board joystick.

  • Wifi.

  • Bluetooth.

  • SD card slot.



100% open source. To build a personal AI that may be trusted, it is necessary to prove to any and all the exact nature of its operation . To this end all materials, and designs may be used without any encumbrance providing its use causes no intentional or reasonably foreseeable harm to humans or animals.