During the period where Kimera CEO Mounir Shita was expanding his approach to apps and intelligence, a chance encounter on social media introduced him to Nigel Deighton, a UK-based 25 year veteran of the networking and mobile telecommunications industries, most recently serving as a vice president of research at Gartner. Their shared view of the future led to an intense correspondence, friendship and business relationship. Both Mounir and Nigel agreed that pursuing a digital replica of the human brain was the wrong way to achieve strong AI. The pair discussed a very wide variety of possible use cases, and mapped out what they believed the future workplace would become. Mounir and Nigel determined that it was not possible to create an independent algorithm to service each different scenario. The best design paradigm would be to develop one universal algorithm that could be applied to any possible use case.
Tragically and unexpectedly, Nigel Deighton suffered a heart attack and passed away in 2013, never getting to see the technology he helped create in action. To honor their esteemed colleague, Kimera’s team decided to give its single-algorithm artificial general intelligence technology the code name “Nigel.”