For the first time, there is a methodology, a “cognitive chemistry,” which endows computers with practical, scalable common sense knowledge in the same sense that humans have knowledge. Knowledge is in-turn the key to genuine comprehension of human language. Now the computers can grasp what words mean. Thinking machines, the company calls them sapiens.

This month we are joined by Bryant Cruse. Bryant has been a pioneer in the application of AI technology to difficult real-world problems. He graduated from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland where he acquired his lifelong interest in the philosophy of Epistemology (EPISSTAMOLOGY) ; or “how we know what we know.” After serving for eight years as a Naval Aviator he returned to school for an MS in Space Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins. While on the Mission Operations team for the Hubble Telescope he found a personal mission to change the way spacecraft were operated by seeking a way to capture human knowledge in computers. This work led him to a six-month residency at the Lockheed AI Center in Palo Alto. He went on to found two successful AI companies, both of which were ultimately acquired by public corporations. New Sapience is his third technology company. The patented technology represents more than 15 years of development and a lifetime of thinking from first principles.