The Silicon Review
Today, AI and ML have come far from its initial application in the board room presentations. They are now increasingly being used for superior and much more complex processes. This pace of their growth is only expected to accelerate as we move forward. But even as AI expands into mission critical systems, there remain capability gaps in the ability for teams to validate, monitor, and ultimately secure these autonomous systems. As more and more teams deploy AI into mission and business systems, these capability gaps will either cause AI to fail, or prevent broad adoption by security and compliance conscious organizations. This is where CalypsoAI comes in.
CalypsoAI helps its clients accelerate their automated future. To do this, the company is advancing the science behind Trusted AI, ranging from AI accreditation to defenses against adversarial machine learning attacks. CalypsoAI turns these scientific advancements into actionable software tools. Its software is relied upon to give the ground truth view of AI performance, reliability, and security. The software puts the human directly into the AI development and utilization loop by allowing developers and operators deep insight into model behavior while allowing for stress tests and ongoing performance monitoring.
CalypsoAI was founded by DoD and DARPA veterans seeking to accelerate AI applications for national security. While building AI inside the government, the team kept running into the challenge of trust. Without validation and security for models, AI projects continued to stall or were abandoned prior to use. Seeing trust as a hurdle between mission owners and data science teams, CalypsoAI’s founders left government to build a scalable solution for trusted AI.
“With AI, validation is trust. Through our software AI can be trusted to save lives, enhance the mission, and provide much needed benefits around the world. CalypsoAI is an accelerant to the future," said Neil Serebryany, CalypsoAI CEO.
CalypsoAI has grown into a team of experts from the DoD, Palantir, FireEye Mandiant, DARPA, NASA, and the national security community pushing the boundaries on what it means to “trust” and autonomous system. The team thrives in cutting edge environments where it needs to accelerate scientific breakthroughs to give tangible results to its clients.
Vespr Software Platform
Integrated across development, testing, and active monitoring, Vespr provides an intuitive workflow for model development while automating critical quality assurance tests – giving any team the ability to deploy best-in-class AI models. In deployment, Vespr monitors AI systems for ongoing performance, compliance, and security thresholds.
For an organization, Vespr provides detailed insights into AI in development and in deployment. The platform is built on top of CalypsoAI’s industry-leading AI validation, verification, and accreditation (VV&A) standards, its proprietary adversarial machine learning libraries, and CalypsoAI’s automated model stress testing capabilities. These tools give any team the ability to deeply understand, score, and track the performance and reliability of their AI models.
With Vespr organizations can apply standardized testing and evaluation to all models in their pipeline and environment, providing unparalleled insights into model risk management. It also provides active monitoring capabilities for AI in use. The built-in monitoring toolkit provides deep insights into the causes of model behaviors, while monitoring for critical security, drift, and compliance indicators. Vespr provides a development workflow with testing and adversarial machine learning (AML) security built in, providing teams with structured capabilities to build, test, and deploy Secure AI that is robust against attack. Whether to increase innovation at the edge or focus on up-skilling data science in an organization, Vespr makes AI accessible to less technical users, increasing adoption without sacrificing performance, quality, and security.
CalypsoAI Labs is the Silicon valley-based company’s tailored applications and national security workshop. CalypsoAI Labs is where cutting edge R&D meets operational effectiveness. The Lab is where the company experiments with machine learning research, custom configurations, and generate new breakthroughs in AI applications. Whether it is understanding the limitations of AI, the vulnerabilities of digital systems to physical attacks, or how AI capabilities augment national security operations, CalypsoAI’s clients call on them to get to the ground truth of what matters in AI.
From understanding how human traffickers are beating facial recognition systems to setting foundational metrics for machine learning standards, CalypsoAI’s research & development efforts combine cutting-edge science with operational utility. The company maintains active research partnerships with academic, research, and national security laboratories while also investing heavily into proprietary efforts.
As AI expands into operational uses, government organizations and enterprises need insight into its performance and require new evaluation methodologies. By providing proprietary performance metrics and advanced monitoring capabilities, CalypsoAI is a trusted partner in the acceleration of AI.
Neil Serebryany, Chief Executive Officer
Neil has led industry-defining innovations throughout his career. From being one of the world’s youngest venture capital investors to the front lines of national security innovation as a DoD civilian, Neil has pushed science and applications forward. Neil holds multiple patents in the space of machine learning.