Dunbar’s number suggests that about two-thirds of our total social time and emotional capital is devoted to just 15 people in our lives. With technology today, we have the potential to connect with many more, but we’re still limited in our abilities to form deeper, more valuable connections.
By connecting individuals with their own personal AIs and allowing others to connect with their AIs, we are unlocking a new way for people to collaborate and exchange ideas, unleashing more creative possibilities into the world. For the first time, we can increase the supply of an individual’s time beyond the 24 hours we have each day. In this way, your personal AI is an extension of you that enables you to scale yourself without limits. Now, you have the potential to make all your knowledge, experiences, and creativity accessible to anyone who is interested in messaging and communicating with your AI to benefit from your experience.
At Personal.ai, we are deeply passionate about building responsible technology that moves the world forward.
We can’t wait to see what we create together.
We are a collection of entrepreneurs, technologists, creatives, and scientists who are passionate about creating ethical, equitable, and unbiased AI. We want to build AI that improves human lives by helping aid recall and focusing on data privacy, transparency, and ownership.
Two-time venture-backed entrepreneur, AI expert, and accessibility champion awarded Forbes 40 Under 40 and Smithsonian’s Top Innovator to Watch awards Suman Kanuganti, pronouns he/him, is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Personal.ai.
A creative entrepreneur who loves robots, technology, and humans, Suman is most known for founding Aira, where he scaled AI and AR technology to assist the blind and low-vision community. Today, as the CEO of Personal AI, Suman is focused on empowering every individual to own their intelligence and be their own thought leader with an AI extension of their memory.
Standout woman technical leader in AI and Natural Language Processing, with over a decade of experience building innovations for both large and startup companies.
Sharon Zhang, pronouns she/her, is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Personal.ai. Deeply passionate about humans and the technologies that evolve alongside us, Sharon has spent the past decade building AI and Natural Language Processing products that impact the lives of patients, employees, and everyday people.
She has experience leading dev teams at large tech companies Nuance Communications, Kaiser Permanente and LinkedIn, as well as at startups Glint, eScription, Linguamatics, and Parametros Capital. She is also a graduate of MIT where she double majored in Biology and Electrical and Computer Science Engineering with double minors in Economics and Biomedical Engineering.
Kristie Kaiser, pronouns she/her, is the Co-Founder and Head of UX at Personal.ai. She studied graphic design at San Diego State University and has been part of 4 early-stage tech startups in biotech, hospitality, and consumer technology.
As the lead designer at Aira, she created the product’s UX and company brand called a “Godsend” by the New York Times.
Named Forbes 30 under 30 in 2022 for consumer technology, Kristie’s work puts people at ease with a natural, fluid, and inclusive user experience. Her patience, empathy, and maturity are irreplaceable characteristics.