ABR was born out of an endeavour to build and understand brains. Our company spun out of Professor Chris Eliasmith’s Computational Neuroscience Research Lab at the University of Waterloo. Just a couple years before, Chris and some of his students unveiled Spaun, the world’s largest functioning brain model. Entrepreneur Peter Suma joined the lab with an interest in the commercialization of computational neuroscience research, which led to the founding of ABR. Now, we offer state-of-the-art and brain-inspired technology that promises to revolutionize the world of AI.
In 2019, ABR invented the Legendre Memory Unit, or LMU. Recognized as the first state space neural network, the LMU is mathematically proven to be optimal for compressing and representing time series data. Our TSP Chips for language and signal processing are specially built to run this algorithm for even greater efficiency gains. ABR’s time series technology can achieve high accuracy at low power, with less data and smaller models. We are cutting the energy costs of AI, and enabling next-generation functionality for edge devices.