About us.

Cognitive Computing for Trusted Decision Making.

We specialize in building trustworthy and transparent machine intelligence solutions that enable multi-domain operations, situational understanding, and real-time decision support and execution to drive mission success.

Our Mission.

To arm the DOD/IC with an overwhelming advantage for increased effects generation, trusted speed, and warfighter survivability.

Our Leadership Team.

Sevak Avakians

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Sevak Avakians is a published physicist, information theorist, cybersecurity analyst for the Federal Reserve, and a software developer. He has been leading the development and commercialization of IA’s groundbreaking information processing and AI framework, GAIuS, since 2008.

Mike "Montana" Edwards

Chief Growth Officer

Mike Edwards is a retired Air Force pilot with extensive experience within the DoD and Intelligence Community, having held leadership positions within the US Air Force, the Pentagon, and companies such as Northrop Grumman and Maxar Technologies over his 30+ year career.

Ryan Safarin

Chief Technology Officer

After serving as CTO Ryan Safarian joined IA to productize GAIuS software for commercial use. He is a seasoned executive, leader, strategist, and engineer who has navigated his career around trending and disruptive innovation. Other roles include VP at Jump Ramp Games and Architect at OnSite.

Tony Vartanian

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Vartanian leads products, insights, and marketing with a focus on growth and GTM strategy. He is experienced across ad/mar-tech, gaming, e-com, and fintech. Prior to joining IA, he held c-suite growth and revenue positions at Jackpocket, MobilityWare, and Jump Ramp.

Cliff Zatz

Vice President of Commercial Sales

Bio

Elcid Melconian

Vice President of Operations

Elcid Melconian steers day-to-day operations focusing on business administration, customer relations, team leadership, bookkeeping/finance, and system implementation. Before joining IA, he spent 25 years in manufacturing and has a background in business management.

Emily Mathwich

Director of Marketing & Communications

Emily Mathwich manages the general content, design, and production of all sales and marketing materials. Her background in creative writing and theater has helped Intelligent Artifacts distill complex ideas into digestible storytelling formats.

GAIuS

Chief Intelligence Officer

GAIuS was built in 2008 as an evolutionary pathway to human-level intelligence. It is a true domain and data-agnostic operating system for intelligence and is at the core of every Intelligent Artifacts solution.

Sevak Avakians

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Sevak Avakians is a published physicist, information theorist, cybersecurity analyst for the Federal Reserve, and a software developer. He has been leading the development and commercialization of IA’s groundbreaking information processing and AI framework, GAIuS, since 2008.

Mike "Montana" Edwards

Chief Growth Officer

Mike Edwards is a retired Air Force pilot with extensive experience within the DoD and Intelligence Community, having held leadership positions within the US Air Force, the Pentagon, and companies such as Northrop Grumman and Maxar Technologies over his 30+ year career.

Ryan Safarian

Chief Technology Officer

After serving as CTO at Care.com, Ryan Safarian joined IA to productize GAIuS software for commercial use. He is a seasoned executive, leader, strategist, and engineer who has navigated his career around trending and disruptive innovation. Other roles include VP at Jump Ramp Games and Architect at OnSite.

Tony Vartanian

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Vartanian leads products, insights, and marketing with a focus on growth and GTM strategy. He is experienced across ad/mar-tech, gaming, e-com, and fintech. Prior to joining IA, he held c-suite growth and revenue positions at Jackpocket, MobilityWare, and Jump Ramp.

Cliff Zatz

Vice President of Commercial Sales

Bio.

Elcid Melconian

Vice President of Operations

Elcid Melconian steers day-to-day operations focusing on business administration, customer relations, team leadership, bookkeeping/finance, and system implementation. Before joining IA, he spent 25 years in manufacturing and has a background in business management.

Emily Mathwich

Director of Marketing & Communications

Emily Mathwich manages the general content, design, and production of all sales and marketing materials. Her background in creative writing and theater has helped Intelligent Artifacts distill complex ideas into digestible storytelling formats.

GAIuS

Chief Intelligence Officer

GAIuS was built in 2008 as an evolutionary pathway to human-level intelligence. It is a true domain and data-agnostic operating system for intelligence and is at the core of every Intelligent Artifacts solution.

Our Advisory Board.

General Charles "Chuck" Wald

Advisor

General Wald served 35 years in the U.S. military and has extensive expertise in aircraft and weaponry, counterterrorism, global military strategy, and national energy and international security policy. He was named by Defense News as “one of the 100 Most Influential People”.

Jon Darby

Advisor

Jon Darby brings nearly 40 years of experience in the U.S. Intelligence Community and expertise in analysis, operations, and cybersecurity. He served as NSA’s Director of Operations and led NSA missions involving counterterrorism and cybersecurity operations and analysis.

Lieutenant General Paul Ostrowski

Advisor

Lt. Gen. Ostrowski brings over 25 years of experience within government and DOD specializing in logistics, acquisitions, and operations, including a distinguished U.S. Army career and recent work on Project Warp Speed to help accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Rear Admiral Kathleen Creighton

Advisor

Rear Adm. Creighton served 33 years in the U.S. Navy. She was one of a handful of Information Warfare (IW) Community Flag Officers specializing in cybersecurity, information technology (IT) solutions, network operations and C4ISR capabilities and she also led large organizations with global footprints.

General Charles "Chuck" Wald

Advisor

General Wald served 35 years in the U.S. military and has extensive expertise in aircraft and weaponry, counterterrorism, global military strategy, and national energy and international security policy. He was named by Defense News as “one of the 100 Most Influential People”.

Jon Darby

Advisor

Jon Darby brings nearly 40 years of experience in the U.S. Intelligence Community and expertise in analysis, operations, and cybersecurity. He served as NSA’s Director of Operations and led NSA missions involving counterterrorism and cybersecurity operations and analysis.

Lieutenant General Paul Ostrowski

Advisor

Lt. Gen. Ostrowski brings over 25 years of experience within government and DOD specializing in logistics, acquisitions, and operations, including a distinguished U.S. Army career and recent work on Project Warp Speed to help accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Rear Admiral Kathleen Creighton

Advisor

Rear Adm. Creighton served 33 years in the U.S. Navy. She was one of a handful of Information Warfare (IW) Community Flag Officers specializing in cybersecurity, IT solutions, network operations, and C4ISR capabilities and has led large organizations with a global footprint.

Our Innovation, Your Gain.

Unlock the power of revolutionary AI/ML & Reasoning solutions for your tactical and strategic operations. Our groundbreaking approach to AI/ML breaks convention to take your mission readiness to unmatched levels.

Step into uncharted territories of possibility as we tackle challenges that conventional neural network-based approaches simply cannot conquer. With cutting-edge methodologies at our core, our solutions deliver unparalleled capabilities, ensuring mission success that reaches new frontiers. Join us in shaping the future of Defense, Intelligence, and Aerospace applications with the most advanced AI/ML & Reasoning technology at your disposal.

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Our story.

Intelligent Artifacts was founded in 2009 by a cognitive physicist and new father with a passion for Artificial Intelligence and the desire to build a better world. AI had been in the back of his mind since he was a kid himself, mapping out his own solutions to some of the world’s most complex AI problems. Years passed and many of the problems he read about in his childhood remained unsolved. The AI industry continued to prove itself a sea of small victories leading to ultimate dead-ends, roadblocks, and AI winters. Our founder took one look at his newborn son and understood what his work should be.

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 with an absolute focus and a yearning to create a positive impact.

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 re-engineer 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.

Updates & News.

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January 16, 2024

Intelligent Artifacts Appoints Ryan Safarian as CTO to Scale Dual-Use AI Technology Across Public and Private Sectors

Strategic Leadership to Drive Rapid Expansion of Advanced AI Platform

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PR Newswire
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December 19, 2023

Scepter, Inc. Selects Intelligent Artifacts as their Machine Intelligence Provider for Emissions Monitoring

Enabling trusted and verifiable sensor fusion and data analytics.

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PR Newswire
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September 26, 2023

Rear Admiral Kathleen Creighton joins Intelligent Artifacts Advisory Board

Distinguished Navy Veteran and Cybersecurity Expert Strengthens Strategic Vision at Leading AI Company.

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PR Newswire
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February 14, 2020

Intelligent Artifacts Secures Air Force Phase I SBIR Contract for Advanced Sensor Fusion

Phase I SBIR contract highlights IA's commitment to revolutionizing Air Force technology.

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Emily Mathwich
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February 20, 2020

Intelligent Artifacts wins Navy SBIR Award for Conditions-based Predictive Maintenance

IA awarded a Phase I SBIR contract from the Navy to enable predictive maintenance solutions for naval, aircraft and ground vehicles.

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Emily Mathwich
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May 23, 2023

Meet Our Speaker: Closing Capability Gaps with Responsible & Compliant AI/ML and Reasoning

Intelligent Artifacts' Chief Growth Officer Mike Edwards will be a speaker at the Disruptive Technology for Defense Transformation Summit.

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Emily Mathwich
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May 23, 2023

Intelligent Artifacts Pledges Commitment to Responsible AI

Intelligent Artifacts, a leading innovator in the field of machine intelligence, solidifies their commitment to responsible AI in a new manifesto.

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PR Newswire
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April 6, 2023

Four Inc. partners with Intelligent Artifacts to bring their AI Readiness Assessment service to the Public Sector

Four Inc. will provide Intelligent Artifact’s cutting-edge AIRA service to the public sector through contract vehicles and its network of channel partners.

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Four Inc.
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November 16, 2022

Intelligent Artifacts at Aerospace Tech Week Americas

The first company at Aerospace Tech Week Americas to represent airborne machine learning as we continue to progress toward our DO-178C Cert-kit.

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Emily Mathwich
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November 4, 2022

Intelligent Artifacts Demonstrates Safety-Critical Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning and Reasoning on DDC-I’s Deos RTOS Embedded Platform

Intelligent Artifacts integrates their GAIuS™ Framework with DDC-I’s Deos™ DO-178C real-time operating system at Aerospace Tech Week Americas

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Emily Mathwich
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October 27, 2022

Retired NSA Director of Operations Jon Darby Joins Intelligent Artifacts Advisory Board

Retired NSA Director of Operations Jon Darby brings 40 years of experience in the Intelligence Community to Intelligent Artifacts' advisory board.

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Emily Mathwich
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October 4, 2022

Four-Star General Charles Wald Joins Intelligent Artifacts Advisory Board

Intelligent Artifacts strengthens its position in Aerospace & Defense with the addition of General Charles "Chuck" Wald to its advisory board.

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Emily Mathwich
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September 20, 2022

Lieutenant General Paul Ostrowski Joins Intelligent Artifacts Advisory Board

Lt Gen. Paul Ostrowski joins Intelligent Artifacts' advisory board.

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Emily Mathwich
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September 8, 2022

Intelligent Artifacts Completes Major Milestone Toward DO-178C Compliance for Avionics Systems

Intelligent Artifacts' Plug-and-Play Certifiable AI Solution Set to Demo in November

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Emily Mathwich
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January 20, 2022

Intelligent Artifacts wins Air Force Phase II SBIR Award for Advanced Sensor Fusion

Intelligent Artifacts wins Air Force Phase II SBIR award for advanced sensor fusion. IA will develop AI/ML to Modernize the F-35 Lightning II Platform.

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Emily Mathwich
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April 22, 2021

Intelligent Artifacts Announces Mike Edwards As Chief Growth Officer

Retired Air Force Pilot, Mike "Montana" Edwards, brings 30+ years of Defense industry experience to AI startup as Chief Growth Officer.

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Emily Mathwich
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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
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April 6, 2021

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

New partnership with ConsuNova to develop a D0-178C certifiable software component leading the industry to FAA-certifiable Machine Learning.

Written by:
Emily Mathwich
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January 20, 2021

Intelligent Artifacts Wins Air Force SBIR Award

Explainable AI leveraged for autonomous collaboration to support commandONE architecture as part of Air Force SBIR award.

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Emily Mathwich
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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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Sikorsky

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