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We are a Deep Learning, natural language processing startup that makes AI assistants available for every business. From sales to customer support, IT to HR scenarios, our virtual agents can help you to automatically answer common questions from your customers and employees.
Alterra Answers is powered by Alterra NLP Engine, which converts natural language questions and commands into formal queries a computer can understand.

Our NLP Engine is the most accurate on the market and yet is 1,000x faster than recurrent neural networks (RNN).
We love the “learned, not coded” paradigm of Deep Learning. Accordingly, you can set up Alterra Answers for your business without writing a single line of code. The artificial neural networks that we construct can learn from your knowledge base and conversations between humans.

The team

We are a small but growing team of ML/AI/NLP aficionados hailing from Google, Yandex, and academia.

Members of our team have previous experience with topics ranging from search to natural language processing to data security and encryption; the mathematics of protein folding and drug discovery; transcranial brain stimulation, and Theoretical Physics.

One of us, Dmitry Kondakov, is “the fastest coder in the world” – he won the Topcoder world finals 2018.

Three team members have PhDs in Theoretical Physics, including the company's founder and CEO, Sergei Burkov, an ex-Googler and serial entrepreneur. His previous startup was acquired by Google.

We teach computers to understand humans

Pooling our skills and experiences, we are learning how to teach computers to understand humans.
Star Trek computer is our dream…

Our advisors

  • Esther Dyson

    Angel investor, advisor and board member at multiple companies

  • Kevin Laws

    CEO of Angel List

  • Pradeep Javangula

    VP ML & AI of Workday,
    former Chief AI Officer at Symphony AI, VP at Adobe

  • Bill Hunt

    CTO at Dianomic,
    former CPO of SugarCRM and Group VP at Oracle

  • Ruslan Belkin

    CTO of NAUTO,
    ex-VP Engineering at MetaMind, Salesforce, RelateIQ, Twitter, and LinkedIn

  • Steve Ackley

    CRO at Portworx,
    former VP of Sales at SAP

  • Ray Villeneuve

    President and COO at Reflektion,
    ex-President/COO/CEO at Virtual Instruments, SkyTree, Riverbed

Get started with Alterra Answers today