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ABR is bringing advanced AI to the edge, with more functionality for less power than anyone else. Learn about our team here.

Our Vision

We envision a more accessible and sustainable world where capable, responsive, safe, and energy-efficient AI is available everywhere.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable edge devices with leading-edge AI capabilities free from cloud connectivity. We are dedicated to simplifying the development of AI models, making the process easy for our customers.

What we value most at ABR

Great ideas come from trial and error.
We recognize risk taking as critical to long-term value creation, especially for very difficult problems. We dedicate time and effort to innovate, recognizing its unpredictable and interactive nature. Our team is empowered to take risks that generate learning fundamental to future breakthroughs.
Customer Success
Our customers’ success is our success.
We are committed to develop leadership products that enable our customers to easily integrate ABR’s world-class AI into their products. We aim to deliver the best customer experience, fully supporting our customers’ needs and making decisions that improve their results.
Team Play
Collaboration is key to reaching our goals.
We cultivate teamwork and value the strengths each team member brings to the table. We know that the most successful teams are those that are inclusive and truly value diversity. We enjoy learning from and supporting others in our team. We are open in our communication amongst all key stakeholders to help align and accelerate our journey to success.
Commitment to Excellence
We strive to deliver beyond expectations.
We understand the challenging nature of our business and the high standards of our customers, partners and investors. We know that success doesn’t come easily and so we plan, execute, and deliver above and beyond expectations.
We treat everyone with respect and kindness.
We enjoy what we do and stay centered even when grappling with the largest of challenges. We are direct, candid and constructive in how we provide feedback always with the aim of helping those we interact with. We value the people we work with and act accordingly.
From research to reality

How Applied Brain Research began

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.

ABR's leadership team

Meet the leadership team behind Applied Brain Research. The founders came together in 2012 to reimagine how artificial intelligence can be applied to the real world.
80+ years
Combined industry experience
Published works in AI
Years in business