KOLOA — Imagine a computer that knows who you are and what you want.
Now, imagine that computer with a voice and the ability to communicate with you.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the wave of the future, but Aidan and Reagan Wilson are already knocking on the door of a breakthrough.
Aidan, 16, and Reagan, 13, are the two wunderkinds behind Solomon Technologies, based out of a studio in their family home in Koloa, where they continue to revolutionize the field of customized computers.
While they’re still spending countless hours building water-cooled computers, the teenagers aren’t satisfied with just making computers.
They’re focused on making history.
“All of these huge companies are trying to develop AI through these softwares and programs, but how can you have AI in a computer that doesn’t function like a brain does?” Reagan said.
“A chip that functions like a brain that has all the processors of a neuron, will be able to see and record the data. So you come inside, it will have cameras and it will see your face. It knows you are, what you like. It can recall data unlike most computers.”
In other words, “It’s just like Jarvis from ‘Iron Man,’” he said.
It sounds complicated, but Aidan and Reagan have the science down.
“The neocortex (the brain of a computer) is where all the understanding and conscious is,” Aidan said. “Other companies that are developing AI, they’re more ‘yes or no’ responses still. And it’s based on mathematics, not so much on the actual biological structures. We were thinking, how we can make this function? How can we make this faster and better? We thought that you need hardware that complements the software.”
The Wilson brothers have a patent pending on their design and “secret recipe” that makes their AI more advanced than other software on the market.
“Everyone is developing AI programs. But these programs, they don’t run specifically well on current computers,” Aidan said. “And that’s because they’re not completely simulating what the brain has.”
Reagan echoed his older brother.
“They’re going at it a whole separate way,” he said. “They have many theories of they’re going to do it, but ours is way different.”
Solomon Technologies, which was featured in March in TGI, has gained momentum. The brothers continue to develop and sell computers, and have been featured by other news outlets.
Their new project has different stages of development, but they plan to release a fully functioning Stage 1 this fall that will have “basic” features.
In this stage, the computer will be able to recognize a user’s face and voice.
“It’s almost like an assistant, and it will make your life easier. Without being creepy, it understands everything that you like.” Aidan said with a laugh.
Reagan said as time goes on, the computer will only become smarter.
“It will get to the state that it will function exactly as a human does,” Reagan said. “For example, it’ll know what you want to buy online.”
Reagan has created videos on their website to help explain the science behind their madness.
“The real brain is the key to AI. Knowing how it functions and duplicating the process and function of the brain into a chip, that’s the key right there,” he said. “And that’s what we plan to do.”
The brothers are weighing their options after the patent is approved and their Stage 1 model is complete.
“We’re getting in touch with some producers from the ‘Today Show’ and they’re looking at what we’re doing right now,” Reagan said. “Then we’ll go from there.”
For more information on their new company, visit solomon-tech.com.