Paul Allen on the race between brain research and artificial intelligence — and why he’s betting on both

Over the past decade, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has committed $500 million toward understanding the brain through his Allen Institute for Brain Science — aiming to ultimately transform the treatment of related diseases and disorders including autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression. And earlier this month, he launched the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence — “AI-squared,” as… Read More


Paul Allen calls for ‘open science’ and wider sharing of data

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen makes the case for broader sharing of scientific data — an “open science” model – in a newly published opinion piece (subscription required) in the Wall Street Journal, drawing from the experiences of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. Allen explains that the institute initially considered charging for access to its online… Read More