Ever stopped to wonder what the future of mobility looks like for humanity? Tune into the Accelerated podcast to hear Helm.ai CEO and co-founder Vlad Voroninski discuss that topic with host Vitaly Golomb. Here’s direct links to the episode:
Over the course of their 45 minute conversation, Vlad dives deep into his motivations for starting Helm.ai with his co-founder and CTO Tudor Achim — discussing the origin story of the company, and making the leap from teaching at MIT to the world of deep tech entrepreneurship. …
We’re kicking off 2021 with a stunning showcase at CES 2021 and Helm.ai is in the cockpit
Another year, another exciting show lined up for CES.
CES 2020 served as the launchpad for a massive range of new and emerging brands, products and partnerships like never before. We enjoyed exploring VR/AR, gaming gadgets, drones, robotics and took the opportunity to share live demos of our own autonomous vehicle technologies.
Re-envisioned in light of COVID-19, CES 2021 promises to send some of those exciting innovations into the stratosphere, delivering an all-digital experience designed to generate exposure to a much broader, worldwide…
Some exciting news!
Today we’re honored to announce Helm.ai has been named the ‘Autonomous Driving Solution of the Year’ by the inaugural AutoTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by the Tech Breakthrough organization, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for the most innovative technology companies in the world.
“Our Deep Teaching technology addresses core difficulties impacting the autonomous driving industry, quickly resolving corner cases at the tail end and accelerating the roadmap to advanced L2/L3 production systems and L4 full autonomy.” said Vladislav Voroninski, CEO, Helm.ai. “Using our approach, we have topped out public computer vision benchmarks and surpassed state…
It goes without saying, but it’s been a busy year for us here at Helm.ai.
We emerged from stealth in late March, with TechCrunch breaking the news of our $13M seed round with investments from various notable venture capital firms and investors, followed shortly thereafter by the announcement of Deep Teaching, our breakthrough approach to Unsupervised Learning and AI.
Helm.ai’s Deep Teaching methodology represents a fundamentally different approach to AI which extends well beyond its core use today in self-driving vehicles.
Helm.ai’s scalable approach to building AI software allows training neural networks on huge datasets without annotation or simulation, resulting in higher levels of robustness and generalization than achievable with traditional approaches. Moreover, Deep Teaching can be applied to sensor data of any environment, including applications beyond land-based navigation. Described by Forbes as the ‘Android Of Self-Driving Cars’, Helm.ai is building an AI for multiple trillion-dollar markets that is rooted in unsupervised learning, which is 100,000x more capital-efficient than…
The global mobility industry is due for an exciting, turbulent future.
People and goods are about to engage in a transformational shift in how we get from point A, to point B, and beyond. Strategic innovation will be mission critical, and our Deep Teaching unsupervised learning methodology is poised to power a wave of scalable autonomous vehicle technology that will shape the road ahead.
Mobility solution companies can expect, and should prepare for, substantial market shifts, regulatory uncertainty, breakthrough technological development and application, and significant changes in consumer behavior.
New opportunities will necessitate the products of tomorrow, and the products…
One of the most exciting things about being a startup is bringing new ideas to big companies that value and foster innovation. That’s why we are excited about the work we are doing with Honda Xcelerator, Honda’s Silicon Valley-based program that serves as a sort of entry point to global Honda for startups and other innovators. The idea is if you’re an advanced startup like Helm.ai, Honda Xcelerator can help you quickly begin tangible collaborations. But like more traditional accelerators, if you’re a startup with an idea that needs more baking or backing, they might help you bake or back…
Autonomous driving companies relying on fleet data, human-annotated data and simulations to scale are doomed to fail.
Let’s unpack that.
For more than a decade autonomous driving companies have poured billions of dollars on assembling fleets of vehicles to better understand driving patterns, pedestrian behaviors and many other data points. Armies of human annotators have been recruited to manually annotate data and assess simulations for many more billions. …
Our journey towards safe, interpretable, scalable and cost-effective autonomous driving technologies continues to evolve, and Unsupervised Learning is the future for self-driving AI software.
Unsupervised Learning allows us to train neural networks without labeled data. It’s an open area of AI research, with some previous approaches aiming to identify new patterns in data or pre-processing a pool of data.
Through Deep Teaching, our proprietary Unsupervised Learning method, it’s our aim to dramatically reduce time and cost bottlenecks in autonomous vehicle development cycles … chiefly, we’re lessening the burden on human annotators.
Our NVIDIA Partnership
As a member of the NVIDIA…
On July 22, we took the virtual stage at the 50th annual SEMICON West conference, which featured leading global microelectronics manufacturing and design professionals.
Our panel, in particular, consisted of Silicon Valley mobility startups and VCs, as we discussed our innovations, experiences, growth opportunities, and COVID-19 pandemic-related challenges.
Joining us on the panel were Junli Gu, Ph.D. (moderator), Jeff Peters, Ph.D. (Partner, AutoTech Ventures), Yao Zhai, Ph.D. (Cofounder, Ziiko Robotics), Bibhrajit Halder, Ph.D. (Cofounder & CEO, Safe.ai), Miao Hong, Ph.D. (General Partner and Chairman, Silicon Valley Future Capital), and Yvonne Lutsch (Investment Principal, Robert Bosch Venture Capital).
Part of our…