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.