AI + a16z
The stakes are high. The opportunities are profound. From the creation of new medicines to ways to solve climate change, this is our vision for the AI-enabled future.
No, AI won’t kill us all, take our jobs, or otherwise ruin society. The threat of not aggressively pursuing global AI dominance, however, is considerable. A counterpoint to the moral panic that is currently influencing AI policy.Read More
In which categories do incumbent companies dominate—and where are new companies breaking out? Who might be the next “big winner”? We used data to rank the top 50 generative AI web products by monthly visits.Read more
To date, a handful of large companies have captured the value created by advances in AI. With generative AI, that’s changing.Read the transcript
In conversation with Martin Casado, a16z
The story behind the release of ChatGPT—and what it tells us about the future of AI and human-machine interactions.Read the transcript
In conversation with Jonathan Lai, a16z
How is generative AI changing games and virtual world, as well as how we create them.Read the transcript
In conversation with David George, a16z
Will AI take all the design jobs? The relationship between designers, developers, and AI…Read the transcript
In conversation with Anjney Midha, a16z
Will scaling laws take us to AGI? Plus, how AI can be used to improve itself.Read the transcript
In conversation with Bob Swan, a16z
Could AI copilots be the start of an industrial revolution for knowledge work?Read the transcript
In conversation with Vijay Pande, a16z
An LLM for cells could revolutionize drug discovery, if we can bridge the divide between atoms and bits.Read the transcript
In conversation with Ben Horowitz, a16z
Data wars inside and outside enterprises, and how they could impact the evolution of LLMs.Read the transcript
In conversation with Sarah Wang, a16z
We’re at the dawn of universally accessible intelligence, but do we have the compute to power it?Read the transcript
The Builders: a16z's AI portfolio
- Ambience Healthcare
- Ambient AI
- Applied Intuition
- Azra Games
- Bayesian Health
- BigHat Biosciences
- Cartography Biosciences
- Coactive AI
- Dyno Therapeutics
- Firefly Health
- Flock Safety
- Genesis Therapeutics
- Hippocratic AI
- Hippocratic AI
- Inductive Bio
- KoBold Metals
- Komodo Health
- Levels Health
- Luma AI
- Marker Learning
- Memora Health
- Omada Health
- PLAI Labs
- Pahdo Labs
- Pomelo Care
- Q Bio
- Ready Player Me
- Regression Games
- Rezo Therapeutics
- Ribbon Health
- Season Health
- Series AI
- Shield AI
- Sprinter Health
- Thatch Health
- Topography Health
- Turquoise Health
- Ultima Genomics
- Valar Labs
- Ventus Therapeutics
- Zus Health
Any investments or portfolio companies mentioned, referred to, or described on this page are not representative of all investments in vehicles managed by a16z and there can be no assurance that the investments will be profitable or that other investments made in the future will have similar characteristics or results. A list of investments made by funds managed by a16z is available here: https://a16z.com/investments/. Excluded from this list are investments for which the issuer has not provided permission for a16z to disclose publicly as well as unannounced investments in publicly traded digital assets. Past results of Andreessen Horowitz’s investments, pooled investment vehicles, or investment strategies are not necessarily indicative of future results.
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