Year of Founding2019
Zama's mission is to bring end-to-end encryption to AI. Using their homomorphic inference platform, companies can process their customer's data without seeing it, thereby preventing data breaches and surveillance.
Zama's solution is based on a breakthrough in homomorphic encryption, which enables evaluating deep neural networks over encrypted data, without changing anything to the network architecture. Zama is open-source by design, as they believe privacy-enabling technologies should benefit the widest possible community of developers and researchers.
Zama's cofounders are Dr Pascal Paillier, one of the most renowned cryptography researcher, and Dr Rand Hindi, a serial entrepreneur who formerly founded Snips.
Zama's team have in common:
- a passion for privacy
- a willingness to learn new things
- a deep expertise in the technologies they use
- intellectual integrity
- a willingness to always help their colleagues
Homomorphic encryption is a nascent technology that didn't work until recently. Joining Zama today is like having joined a deep learning startup in 2010: you need to be excited about being in the first wave that defines the industry!
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