BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 5, 2016) - Jibo Inc., creator of the world's first social robot for the home, is pleased to announce the addition of Professor Michael I. Jordan to the company's advisory board. Jordan is renowned in the scientific community as an expert and leading researcher in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
"Jibo is breaking new ground by bringing a human element to the robot experience -- something I believe the world needs and will benefit from embracing," said Michael I. Jordan, advisory board member of Jibo Inc. "My background and research in AI is uniquely suited to help in advancing Jibo's learning capabilities and developing his role and relationships within the home environment."
Currently the Pehong Chen distinguished professor in electrical engineering, computer science and statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, Jordan has developed a wide range of novel methods in machine learning, natural language processing and signal processing. Jordan is an esteemed member of a number of groups focused on advancing science and technology, including:
- The American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (fellow)
- The American Statistical Association (fellow)
- The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (fellow)
- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (fellow)
- The Institute of Mathematical Statistics (fellow)
- The National Academy of Engineering
- The National Academy of Science
Jibo Inc. will apply artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to the field of social rapport and relationships. Jordan joins the advisory board comprised of 10 industry leaders in fields central to Jibo Inc.'s ongoing development including voice and natural language technologies, artificial intelligence, human factors, behavioral science and more. These talented individuals provide strategic input and help drive the Jibo business forward.
"Michael's notable background in AI and machine learning will be invaluable to our team's focus on advancing Jibo's Character AI and statistical natural language understanding capabilities," said Steve Chambers, CEO of Jibo Inc. "We're striving to humanize the relationship between consumers and technology with Jibo. Michael's deep expertise in nonparametric statistics will help us navigate the massive amounts of unstructured data that a social robot like Jibo will need to understand, incorporate in user-specific models and draw from again and again in subsequent dialogues with consumers."
About Jibo Inc.:
Jibo Inc., creator of the world's first Social Robot and Developers' Platform, is a character-driven company dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences through advanced social robotics innovations. The Company was founded by Cynthia Breazeal, a pioneer of social robotics and human robot interaction from the MIT Media Lab. Jibo is a capable and engaging Family Companion. He is able to get to know his family, learn from them and adapt to their preferences overtime. With the Jibo SDK, developers have the tools to create and build a wide range of Jibo Skills (robot applications), extending Jibo's personality and capabilities in the home. Jibo was brought here to provide fun, help and companionship to everyone in the home. Get to know Jibo today at www.jibo.com.