Shield AI was born from real experience.
In early 2015 Navy SEAL Brandon Tseng returned home from his last deployment committed to making a difference in the lives of those he served alongside and the civilians he met. His goal was audacious: put artificially intelligent systems to work to address combat deaths and civilian casualties. Together he and his brother Ryan, a tech entrepreneur who sold his wireless charging company to Qualcomm five years earlier, got to work. They traveled to Boston and spent a day in an MIT conference room sharing their idea with Andrew Reiter, an expert in robotic autonomy and vision-based navigation systems. Andrew came on board, and in May 2015 Shield AI was born.
Together, the founding trio of Brandon, Andrew and Ryan have built a San Diego-based team dedicated to creating state-of-the-art artificially intelligent systems providing knowledge and visibility in the most urgent moments in the most challenging spaces. A company where the best minds come together to shape the artificially intelligent systems of the future, protect lives today and create a world that is safer and more secure.
Shield ai values
Never lie, never cheat, never compromise your values or integrity. Put the success of your peers and the team ahead of yourself. Be an expert at what you do and go to extreme lengths to uphold commitments.
Master your topical area through relentless pursuit of knowledge. Apply logical, rigorous, efficient problem solving approaches. Develop the dual capability to think big picture and think deep.
Do not seek to merely win, instead, dominate. Earn your spot on the team every single day.
Truly respect all people. Treat people with kindness in their presence, and outside of their presence - demand the same of others.
What we stand for
SOLVE FOR WHAT MATTERS.
We believe technology should and can solve big, world-vexing problems. We tackle challenges with significant stakes whose solutions create differences we can see in people’s lives.
SHAPE WHAT’S NEXT.
We believe in shaping the future of artificially intelligent systems and have assembled a world-class team dedicated to just that. Our team leads the way in pushing the boundaries of not just this but the next generation’s AI.
EMBRACE THE AUDACIOUS.
At Shield AI, no idea is too ambitious. We’ve built a business out of making the idea “this should exist, so let’s build it” a reality, and we don’t ever want to stop working to make possible what looks out of reach today.
BE A TRUSTED THOUGHT PARTNER.
We believe in AI to advance human life. We share and understand concerns about what AI will mean for our collective future and will be a thought partner to policy makers and our broader society as that future arrives.