By Grant Shirk - February 3, 2020
Peter Bailis saw a business opportunity in the stark contrast between academic research in artificial intelligence and the real-world uses of the technology.
“Despite these kind of crazy advances that you see in research, very few people are actually putting AI in all the work and real applications,” said Bailis, who is an assistant professor of computer science at Stanford University and co-founder of Stanford’s DAWN Lab, which focuses on making it easier to create tools that use AI.
Founded in May 2018, the San Francisco startup makes AI-powered software to analyze why business metrics are changing. Sisu makes AI “usable for a typical business owner,” Bailis said.