Optimal

Jobs at Optimal

Deploying AI-controlled indoor farms outside every city on earth

We are a team of AI scientists and engineers from the University of Oxford, Google Deepmind and MIT. Backed by world-leading deep technology funds, including Founders Fund.

What We're Building

Since the Green Revolution sixty years ago, the combination of new lab-made fertilisers and pesticides has been saving our rapidly growing population from starvation - significantly increasing the efficiency of agriculture at the expense of food quality. At Optimal, we are growing safer, healthier food by deploying large-scale AI-controlled indoor farms outside every city on earth - enabling a longer-living population, not just a larger one.

We are a team of AI scientists and engineers from the University of Oxford, Google DeepMind and MIT - including a chair of ICML, a DeepMind research scientist who reduced the cooling bill of a Google data centre by 40%, and a grower who started as a vegetable picker and now runs one of the most advanced indoor farming operations in the world.

We are backed by world-leading deep technology funds, including Founders Fund, who have backed companies such as SpaceX and Palantir.

We are in stealth mode. There is limited information about us online.

Jobs at Optimal

Optimal Team

David Hunter
Founder/CEO Optimal Labs [Applied Reinforcement Learning]. Deep Reinforcement Learning research, University of Oxford. Algorithmic trading, Deutsche Bank.
João Abrantes
CTO @Optimal. Machine Learning and Robotics research at @EPFL .

Optimal Investors

Nathan Benaich
Investing in intelligent systems.
Edward Grefenstette
Staff Research Scientist at DeepMind. Former Research Fellow at Oxford. DPhil CS Oxford. Works on the intersection of logic, language, and machine learning.

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