Intelligence ++

The Zaccai Foundation 

For Augmented Intelligence


PROMOTING INNOVATION TO AUGMENT HUMAN POTENTIAL

Click this text to start editing. This block is a basic combination of a title and a paragraph. Use it to welcome visitors to your website, or explain a product or service without using an image. Try keeping the paragraph short and breaking off the text-only areas of your page to keep your website interesting to visitors.

Click to Add Title

Click this text to start editing. This simple title and text block is great for welcome or explanatory text. When writing, try to keep things down to a few lines at a time.

Click Here to Add a Title

MISSION:

The Foundation for Augmented Intelligence seeks to inform, stimulate, develop, and leverage technological, educational, and organizational innovation to enable and empower individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families, and their communities, in order to improve quality of life, enhance independence and productivity, lower cost, and benefit society as a whole. 

VISION

In the past I, my colleagues and our clients were responsible for the creation of billion-dollar product and service offerings that have improved the quality of life of people and generated value to all. But we tended to focus mostly on the majority of people; those of average intelligence and above.

Now Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are creating previously unimagined value, convenience, and efficiency in all aspects of life, but, many jobs may disappear or be out of reach for many people. New jobs may require a higher level of intelligence and skills. The ramification is both economic and social. While automation could provide a minimal income to all it may not provide a sense of self-worth and social connection to many.

In the near future, social and economic innovation will come from considering the needs and aspirations of all levels of intelligence and the millions of people with intellectual disabilities may lead the way.

This is not only a social imperative but also an economic opportunity. It is estimated that Autism alone costs families and society 236 billion dollars a year in the US alone. If we include other forms of intellectual disabilities and all other countries the cost is astronomical. Not to mention the lifelong emotional costs to individuals, families, and caregivers.

This represents an enormous erosion of human dignity and a loss of human potential.

Human Centered Interdisciplinary Innovation can reduce costs while greatly improving quality of life and offers multiple opportunities for future thinking organizations..

Click to Add Title

Click this text to start editing. This simple title and text block is great for welcome or explanatory text. When writing, try to keep things down to a few lines at a time.

Click to Add Title

Click this text to start editing. This simple title and text block is great for welcome or explanatory text. When writing, try to keep things down to a few lines at a time.

Click to Add Title

Click this text to start editing. This simple title and text block is great for welcome or explanatory text. When writing, try to keep things down to a few lines at a time.

CONTACT US

We love hearing from you, let us know what’s on your mind

This site uses Google reCAPTCHA technology to fight spam. Your use of reCAPTCHA is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Thank you! Your message was sent successfully.