SHIELD AI ORIGIN STORY
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: build artificially intelligent systems to protect service members and civilians. 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
Engage with integrity, act with honesty and pursue the highest of principles at all times. Place the success of your peers and the team ahead of your own. Be an expert at what you do and go to extreme lengths to uphold commitments. Instill pride in all those with and for whom you work.
Demand excellence of yourself, and inspire it in those around you. Earn your spot on the team everyday. Embrace the struggle: the fight, the sweat, and the joy that is the journey toward greatness. Do not seek to merely win the game, but to play the perfect game. Work hard.
Master fundamentals and apply them. 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. Recognize that being great at the big things requires being great at small things. Devote great attention to detail. Hone your self-awareness and commit to self-improvement.
Truly respect all people. Treat people with kindness in their presence, and outside of their presence - expect the same of others. Without exception.
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.
UPHOLD A CULTURE OF RESPONSIBILITY.
We share and understand concerns about what AI will mean for our collective future and believe in AI to protect the lives of service members and innocent civilians.