AI Startup Artisan Raises $2.3M to Develop Human-Like Digital Workers

AI startup Artisan has raised $2.3 million in funding to develop human-like digital workers called Artisans. These workers are designed to act as additions to teams they join, rather than software tools for them, and can perform thousands of tasks with minimal human input.

The first Artisan, Ava, is a sales representative that will launch on December 4th. She will initially automate the full outbound sales cycle, but will soon be able to automate the entire sales cycle, acting as a co-pilot to the human when needed. Artisan plans to release five more Artisans next year.

The company was founded by Carmichael-Jack, a 22-year-old CEO and CTO Dr Rupert Dodkins, who has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Oxford and has been working in machine learning for eight years.

In just two months, the company has gone from an idea on paper to a team of five, over $2.3 million in investment, and their first Artisan, Ava, launching in less than a month. Artisan will participate in the Y Combinator’s Winter 2024 batch starting in January.

Artisan’s human-like digital workers have the potential to revolutionize the way we work. By automating many of the tasks that are currently performed by humans, Artisans can free up human workers to focus on more creative and strategic tasks. This could lead to increased productivity and innovation.