TwentyBN raises $10 million to help AI interpret human behavior


Robots are a staple of industry. The International Federation of Robotics predicts that 1.7 million of them will find a home on factory floors worldwide by 2020. But most lack an intuitive understanding of human behavior. In order to work safely and effectively alongside human employees, they have to be painstakingly taught rules that account for every potential scenario they might encounter.

Twenty Billion Neurons (TwentyBN), a three-year-old a startup with offices in Berlin and Canada, believes there’s a better way. Today, it announced a $10 million funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, with participation from Coparion, Creative Edge, and MFV Partners.…