2 A ITM 
Researching the mind, what it does, and where it's headed.

At 2AI we carry out fundamental research on cognition and perception in humans and machines.

Dr. Mark Changizi
Director of Human Cognition
Theoretical neurobiologist, science writer, and author. more...
Dr. Timothy Barber
Director of Machine Cognition
Theoretical computer scientist and e-commerce technologist. more...

See below for press coverage of our work to date. NYT, WSJ, BBC, NPR, CNN, FOX, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CBS, DISCOVERY, FORBES, WIRED, TIME, SCIAM, POPSCI.

Our current focus is advancing the field of artificial intelligence.

Also see our AI lab notes, our position paper on Killer AI, and our shortlist of other real AI startups.



Dr. Barber's anti-fraud AI wins for 4th consecutive year, at both the US and the EU payments industry awards.
  • Card Not Present Awards [Orlando] - Best Overall Fraud Solution.
  • Payments Industry Awards [London] - Security Solution of the Year.

Dr. Changizi and Stephen Pinker keynote and curate grand opening of the MONA museum of Art and Science.
  • The Guardian   • New York Times

CVC Capital invests $80 million in Dr. Barber's Kount Inc.
  • 2015 - New York TimesDowJonesPymnts.com

Dr. Changizi speaks about health blindness at TEDx 2015 in St. Thomas, USVI. (video)

Vino lenses featured in June 2015 print edition of Scientific American.
  • Flip to page 20, or see digital edition.

Dr. Changizi featured on the National Geographic channel.

  • Brain Games on the National Geographic Channel.

Dr. Barber inducted into technology Hall of Fame.
  • Idaho Statesman article and video.
  • Idaho Department of Commerce.
  • Idaho Technology Council.

New Vino lenses bring color to the colorblind.
  Time Wired io9 Discovery Channel Discover MagazineABC News (video) • ABC News (article) • Popular ScienceBBC NewsScientific AmericanReaders Digest

2AI and Vino featured on The Discovery Channel.

  • The Daily Planet.

Dr. Changizi's pruney fingers hypothesis gaining traction.
  • 2013 - ForbesNPRTed-Ed
  • 2011 - DiscoveryNatureNPRNYTimes

Dr. Changizi hosts new show on the Science Channel.
  • Head Games
  • MSNBC (video)

2AI eyewear now in production.
  • Vino.vi
  • MSNBC (article)
  • The human spectacle (origin of Vino optics)

The skinny on 2AI.
  • Idaho Statesman

Sound evidence for "music is movement" theory.
  • 2012 - Time

Changizi's Harnessed makes Top 10 of 2011.
  • 2011 - New ScientistPsych TodayWired


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