Orlando, Florida—August 17, 2021—Today, AI Exosphere, a new startup, announced the pitch for Project Hail (aka Haily AI) was accepted for business innovation by America’s Seed Fund.
America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF awards $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $2 million to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success.
America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $8.5 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering.
AI Exosphere‘s primary focus is on developing Haily AI, a voice chatbot business assistant, which will help increase inclusion, accessibility, and scalability to the online marketplace.
Haily AI built with GPT-J, the best-performing publicly available Transformer [language model] in terms of zero-shot performance on various [down-stream] tasks.
“It’s an honor to have our initial pitch accepted by the NSF. We will be working on the full proposal in the weeks ahead,” said Sal Peer, CEO of AI Exosphere.
With possible NSF resources, our goal is to broaden Haily’s scope to bridge the gap between technical and non-technically savvy business owners, entrepreneurs, and creators while supporting enterprise-level inbound call volume.
AI Exosphere will evolve to many business use cases, while our Phase I goal is to ensure smooth voice operations.
About AI Exosphere
At AI Exosphere, our focus is on Project Hail (Haily AI), an AI voice business assistant who can take complex digital actions and act in a sales and customer support role.