About Us

About us.

We help people and machines work smarter together today to evolve your business, humanity, and the world tomorrow. Plus, building a true AGI is just plain fun.

Humanizing machine intelligence.

For a long time we have felt like the approach to machine intelligence was backwards. Why attempt to model unknown intelligence functions when we can look to natural evolutionary systems and brain mechanics to solve our most challenging problems? Instead of using AI to help us understand the brain, should we not use the brain to help us understand AI? For us, making machine intelligence approachable and accessible to all skill levels and business needs was critical not only to our industry, but the future of humanity. And so we built Intelligent Artifacts.

Artifacts of innovation.

Unlike other innovators in the Artificial Intelligence space, intelligence itself is not our goal. it is neither the ultimate product nor the ending outcome of our efforts. It is the output, an artifact, a subsequent, ever-changing result in a greater journey toward creating the most advanced Machine Intelligence platform. It is a vehicle by which we drive change, not the final destination.

Our vision.

To evolve machines in a manner that evolves humanity.

Our mission.

To forge a new civilization that sustains, conserves, and evolves humanity to reach its full potential.

Our story.

Intelligent Artifacts was not formed as a startup in a dorm room or garage, like so many tech companies of our time. It was forged as a digital collaboration of seasoned, passionate professionals – wild-eyed dreamers, we are, with an absolute focus and sincerity. To this day, we believe our individual journeys brought us together to build something uniquely capable of creating a powerful and lasting solution for machine intelligence.

With a shared sense of hope for the future of humanity, our collective abilities and imaginative geekiness forged a path for us to create what we believe will not only change the world as it is, but for generations to come. Together, we can reengineer a part of humanity's future by creating the first viable machine intelligence: a new civilization of intelligent machines that works harmoniously with humans to foster a better world for us all.

Our Team.

Nick Cianciolo
Chief Executive Officer
Specialty: Physics
Sevak Avakians
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Specialty: Cognitive Physics
Mike Edwards
Chief Growth Officer
Specialty: Defense & IC Strategy
Mark Mackowiak
Chief Operating Officer
Specialty: Finance & Portfolio Mgmt
David Verlander
Chief Strategy Officer
Specialty: Risk Assessment
Elcid Melconian
VP of Operations
Specialty: Customer Relationships
Emily Mathwich
Communications Manager
Specialty: Storytelling
Anna Pinger
User Experience Designer
Specialty: Visual Storytelling
Jeff Knupp
Platform Software Engineer
Specialty: Programming Languages
Dave Eldridge
Junior Web Developer
Specialty: JavaScript
Biswas Sharma
Cognitive Functions Engineer
Specialty: Physics
Brad Davis
Solutions Engineer
Specialty: Robotics
Leen Kharboutli
Solutions Engineer
Specialty: Mathematics
James DeLayo
Information Systems Analyst
Specialty: Technologist
Chief Intelligence Officer
Specialty: Domain-agnostic problem solving

Updates & News.

April 22, 2021

Intelligent Artifacts Announces Mike Edwards As Chief Growth Officer

Retired Air Force Pilot brings 30+ years of Defense industry experience to AI startup

Written by:
Emily Mathwich
April 22, 2021

Intelligent Artifacts Wins Air Force SBIR Award to Develop Certifiable ML for Aerospace Platforms‍

The "Blue Sky" opportunity for airborne Machine Learning that meets strict technical standards for safety in aviation is one step closer.

Written by:
Emily Mathwich
April 6, 2021

Intelligent Artifacts Partners with ConsuNova to Develop its DO-178C Certifiable Software

Leading the industry to FAA certifiable Machine Learning

Written by:
Emily Mathwich
January 20, 2021

Intelligent Artifacts Wins Air Force SBIR Award

Explainable AI leveraged for autonomous collaboration to support commandONE architecture

Written by:
Emily Mathwich
April 13, 2018

Winner of the Sikorsky Entrepreneurial Challenge.

Intelligent Artifacts has won the prestigious Innovation Challenge for its Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) platform.

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