About Cycorp

Cycorp is the world’s leading provider of Machine Reasoning AI. The Cyc platform combines an unparalleled common sense ontology and knowledge base with a powerful reasoning engine and natural language interfaces for its vertical enterprise products and use by third party developers.

Cyc is uniquely suited to create value for enterprise.  Out-of-the-box capabilities developed with hundreds of millions of R&D investment over the course of three-plus decades can address specific use cases, such as Hospital Operations or Supply Chain, or be the foundation for an enterprise Knowledge Layer.

Based in Austin, Texas, our team of Phd Computer Scientists, Logicians and Natural Language experts, form an unparalleled team to bring Machine Reasoning to the world.  For more about the kinds of people at Cycorp, look at our career options as well as our leadership team.

Founded by an AI Visionary

Doug Lenat understood that brittle expert systems and machine learning AI trained on big data to spot correlations were not enough.  With the help of an Act of Congress in the mid-eighties, he launched Cycorp as a Manhattan Project-like effort to build a step-by-step logical reasoning system.  Over the next decade, $100M R&D dollars were poured into Cyc.  By the time he founded Cycorp in the mid-nineties as a company to Cyc, Doug was already one the leading computer science and AI experts in the world.  He had:

  • Served as a professor of computer science at both Carnegie-Mellon University and Stanford University.

  • Worked with Bill Gates to establish Microsoft Research Labs and is the only person to have served on the technical advisory boards of both Apple and Microsoft.

  • Received the bi-annual IJCAI Computers and Thought Award – the highest honor in Artificial Intelligence; was named the first Fellow of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI); and was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).