What We Do
Our mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems.
As a Navy SEAL, Shield AI co-founder Brandon Tseng experienced firsthand problems where intelligent autonomy could have made life-saving differences. He asked himself what does the military of 2030 look like and what role does autonomy play. The answer – AI pilots powering every military asset: aircraft, drones, ships, satellites and submarines.
What does the military of 2030 look like and what role does autonomy play? The answer – AI pilots powering every military asset: aircraft, drones, ships, satellites and submarines.
The lack of software and AI engineering talent from large defense primes presented an opportunity to start fresh and build the aerospace and defense technology company of the 21st century focused on AI pilots. And in 2015, alongside cofounders Ryan Tseng, and Andrew Reiter – Shield AI was founded to bring the best of AI and autonomy technology to the DoD and our allies to protect service members and civilians.
Changing the world for the better is hard. The difficulty of operationalizing AI pilots is akin to landing an orbital rocket. When things are hard and you’re pushed to your limits, you fall back on your mission and values. Few things are more important, which is why they are at the heart of everything we do.
Do what honor dictates.
Live as a servant leader.
Building an AI & Autonomy Backbone
Our AI and autonomy backbone is leveraged to build and deploy the world’s best AI pilots. Hivemind is the best-in-class autonomy stack for aircraft and is combat tested, safe, modular, and human-directable.
Self-Driving Tech Meets Aviation
We bring together software, AI, and aerospace engineering disciplines to deploy the most intelligent aviation capabilities in the world.
Mission First. People Always.
What makes Shield AI special is our people. We unlock the power of autonomy, and in the face of overwhelming odds and challenges, we find ways to win and make a difference for our customers. Our people and teams are world class.