Though artificial intelligence may be the key to a prosperous and flourishing future, it also poses significant risks. Fathom Radiant was founded using first-principles thinking to build hardware that can enable artificial general intelligence for the benefit of all.
We don't consider the beneficial advancement of AI to be inevitable, and as a company providing a crucial layer in the AI technology stack, we believe we can make a difference in how safely advanced AI systems are developed and deployed.
As a public benefit corporation, we are bound by our charter to help mitigate the risks that our technology creates and ensure that its benefits are shared by all. To pursue these goals we have chosen to establish an independent ethics board, collaborate with other groups focused on beneficial AI development, and investigate policies for using computer hardware to help steer AI progress in a safer direction.
The only example of human-level intelligence is the human brain, which has ~125 trillion synapses. This is orders of magnitude more than today’s largest artificial neural networks. Fathom Radiant was founded to help safely bridge this gap.
We believe the main limitation to scaling neural networks is the interconnect technology of traditional electronic computers - put simply, the challenge is moving bits around. By combining the complementary strengths of optics and electronics, we've created a revolutionary optical fabric that is low latency, high bandwidth, and low power. The result is a single machine with a network capacity of a supercomputer, which enables programming flexibility and unprecedented scaling to models that are far larger than anything yet conceived.