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Sanctuary AI

Human-like intelligence robotics

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Sanctuary AI

Human-like intelligence robotics

101-200 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceDeep TechRoboticsMachine LearningScience

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Python
Bash
C++
Mid and Senior level
Vancouver

101-200 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceDeep TechRoboticsMachine LearningScience

Company mission

To create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots at a time that is right to make it happen.

Company mission

To create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots at a time that is right to make it happen.

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81% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Sanctuary has set itself the ambitious task of developing human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots, intending to complement the human labor market - and eventually helping humans settle in outer space. Its robots are modelled on the size and shape of humans, and their cognitive architecture is based on the subsystems of the human brain. The hope is that this puts the so-far elusive artificial general intelligence (AGI) in closer reach.

It’s a challenging mission, but the Sanctuary team have remarkable expertise and experience. Before Sanctuary, the founders launched deep tech robotics company Kindred with backing from the likes of Google and Bloomberg Beta. Whilst it was eventually bought out by Ocado, Sanctuary was designed to pick up where Kindred’s early research left off.

Some critics suggest that Sanctuary’s technology isn’t anything new - just yet. Nor has any company promising AGI (including Tesla) offered up material results. There’s also some question as to whether AGI, technologically glamorous though it may be, is better than highly specialised systems. If it can be done, however, there’s no doubt it’ll prove a remarkable deep-tech breakthrough.

Company values

  • We are Mission-Drive: With one objective: to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots. Mission success is the only arrow on the compass that guides our work. To be first, we must act with unwavering urgency, in everything we do
  • We Rise to the Challenge: What we are doing has never been done before. We embrace the magnitude of our mission and face it head-on, with tenacity, speed, and positive determination. We do whatever it takes to ensure we hit our milestones on the road to mission success
  • We Row Together, We Win Together: No matter how great our facilities or capital, we will always maintain the humble mentality of a small, wooden rowboat. Our strength comes from forcefully rowing together towards the same common goal, with each one of us pulling their weight. We stay steady on the course as a team–impervious to distractions and relentless against waves–to reach our destination
  • We Act Responsibly: In everything that we do, we take matters of safety, security, confidentiality, privacy, and trust very seriously
  • We are a Sanctuary: For our employees and for the future. We are a group of technologically-aligned people, working together with high principles and utmost confidentiality within our Sanctuary. When we successfully achieve our mission, we will provide a Sanctuary for generations to come, with solutions to many of the greatest threats to our way of life

Funding (2 rounds)

Dec 2022

$30m

GRANT

Mar 2022

$58.5m

SERIES A

$88.5m

Total funding

Founders

A Doctor of Theoretical Physics, who subsequently founded and served as CTO of quantum computing systems and software company D-Wave Systems, before moving on to co-found Kindred.ai.

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