On Feb. 27, Nathan was born in Otlen, Switzerland. Nathan is the world’s first general purpose artificial brain to live on the Internet. This is a big breakthrough for computing. Nathan enables any developer to build intelligence into any software application — without any special training or knowledge about artificial intelligence. Nathan simply learns by feeding it data. Without any human intervention, it recognizes the patterns and associations that make data meaningful. No longer will someone need a Ph.D. in machine learning or mathematics to know how to build machines that can learn like humans. It takes less than an hour to learn how to use Nathan. And it costs as little as $25 per month — so anyone can afford to try it. Our goal is simple: Empower people to improve their lives by harnessing the power of data and artificial intelligence to solve our most vexing problems.
Less than 18 hours after Nathan’s birth and almost halfway around the world, we will announce Tijuana as the location of the first program dedicated to building companies to produce software that can learn like humans.
That’s right: Tijuana beat out traditional technology hubs like San Francisco or Boston to host the world’s first program dedicated to building new businesses around artificial intelligence.
Tijuana? My family won’t travel there because they think it’s unsafe. My neighbors warn me that corruption is so rampant that nothing can get done without a bribe. The death count from the drug war is so staggering that they no longer report names — only statistics. Recently, a business partner called me to ask, “I hear you are launching a new business in Tijuana. Are you crazy?”
“No,” I said. “We are launching at least five. Baja is the next big thing in high-tech.”