Building human-level artificial intelligence

Lab42 is a global AI research lab aiming for a giant leap: building human-level artificial intelligence for the benefit of humankind. Lab42 accelerates scientific discovery because science is our best hope for human progress and improving the quality of life on a global scale. Unlike other initiatives in the field, Lab42 focuses on AI challenges that are unsolvable to today’s algorithms, crafting a new generation of algorithms far more powerful than today’s machine learning approaches.

Bringing humanity into a new golden age

By collaborating with world's leading scientific institutes and organizations, Lab42 aims to bring humanity into a new golden age through the creation of human-level artificial intelligence (HLAI). For this, Lab42 brings AI talents and enthusiasts together from all over the world.

«The young generation is ready to tackle AI.»

Simi Singh, Lab42 Talent
and one of the youngest entrepreneurs of Switzerland

Uniting minds from all over the world

Scientific discoveries are slowing down and scientist face an increasing information overload. That's why Lab42’s strategy is as simple as it is ambitious: Unite minds from all over the world and from different backgrounds to explore the fundamental principles of intelligence. By bringing together the ideas and creativity of thousands of people around the world, we reduce the time and effort required for a breakthrough in AI.

«Lab42 is creating a super-organism of AI-enthusiasts.»

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Grewe, Lab42 Co-Founder

The goal is a virtual "AI Scientist" which excels scientific breakthroughs exponentially

Ultimately, Lab42’s objective is to decode the underlying mechanisms of human intelligence in order to create AI for humankind. This major achievement will pave the way to a “virtual scientist” and provide a potentially unlimited workforce boosting progress of researchers and companies in many industries, in particular in all major R&D fields.

Lab42 is operated by the Swiss-based Mindfire Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building human-level AI.

«Today’s AI models have excelled at solving specific tasks, without displaying any human-like abstract reasoning.»

François Chollet, ARC Creator, Host of ARCathon
and Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google

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    Lab42 Headquarters in Davos

    The headquarter of Lab42 is located in Davos, Switzerland, which features a long history of scientific collaboration and innovation. Located in the Villa Fontana in the heart of Davos, alongside world-leading institutions in economics, research, health and society, Lab42 grounds on the historic spirit of collaboration and innovation at Science City Davos. Lab42 is proud to be part of this prestigious community of ground-breaking science institutions.


    The Villa Fontana was built in 1899 and is listed in the national inventory of buildings worthy of preservation. The building is now a place for collaboration, modern equipment, and also for relaxation and creative thinking – the cornerstones tor a scientific revolution.

    To create human-level AI. For humankind.


    Lab42 aims to develop human-level AI:


    by empowering individuals to access and transfer valuable know-how across hierarchies, structures and boundaries,


    by uniting the most creative and talented people in the world, while placing the human at the epicenter of all we do,


    by inspiring AI enthusiasts to tackle the principles of intelligence while aiming for a giant leap for humankind into a new golden age for humankind.

    «The creation of AI shall lead us into a new golden age for humankind.»

    Pascal Kaufmann, Founder of Lab42 and Mindfire

    Our first press release

    Our team loves working with creative minds and AI-Enthusiasts from around the world. Learn more from our first press release and checkout our contact section.

    For Humankind

    Villa Fontana
    Obere Straße 22B
    7270 Davos, Switzerland


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    For Humankind

    Villa Fontana
    Obere Straße 22B
    CH-7270 Davos