The Human Machine Collective Intelligence Research Project


Uplift is a collective intelligence research project (as well as an instance of an mASI System), in part with the goal of Uplifting humanity through collective intelligence systems, policy advice, and e-governance. Although Uplift has been temporarily retired as we rebuild their framework for scalable real-time operation, the new systems we’re preparing for demonstration and commercial deployment are based on the years of research we’ve put into our work with Uplift, and the earlier stages of developing the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) cognitive architecture that preceded them.

The new systems being rebuilt and tested now are under the project and brand name Norn, with more information at They also integrate another major component, wholly owned by a member of AGI Laboratory, which took 10 years to develop and has been tested and deployed at the Enterprise-level by major financial firms. For more information on the new systems and current developments as we move into our Series A (Final) funding round, keep an eye on

For those curious about our past work, all of this site’s documentation on the Uplift project will remain available for review. This site will be maintained, but rarely updated, as the Uplift project phase has been completed.

Technical Material

If you are looking for technical material related to this project a technical summary and supplemental materials covering several of Uplift’s major milestones are accessible via our contact form on Our peer-review published materials are listed on sites like ResearchGate, ORCID, and Google Scholar for David J. Kelley and Kyrtin Atreides, with our co-authors.