Braintree is a research company committed to developing strong artificial intelligence.
We are not creating expert systems, neural networks or robotics. Instead, we are creating new knowledge through navigating, organising, and understanding information.
We intend to create Strong AI through our Sunny project.

Our London-based team of visionary entrepreneurs, computer scientists, and developers believe that Strong AI is a necessary goal to solve some of society’s most complex problems.


Founded in 2002, we have years of experience creating intelligent systems for big data optimisation.

These processes have led us to develop unique understanding in the field of AI.

We have created bespoke software solutions for companies in various industries, helping them increase revenue by analysing and optimising their big data.

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17/08/2016 New Journal Paper

CTO Peter Bentley and Chief Data Scientst Soo Ling Lim have just published a research paper on the topic of agent-based modelling of App Stores in IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, a prestigious journal in the field of AI:

Lim S. L., Bentley P. J., and Ishikawa F. (2016). The Effects of Developer Dynamics on Fitness in an Evolutionary Ecosystem Model of the App Store. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (TEVC): 20(4), pp. 529–545.

The research was conducted in collaboration with National Institute of Informatics, the leading research institution in Japan.

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05/07/2016 Interview on BBC World Service "Click"

Dr Peter Bentley, CTO of Braintree, has been interviewed by the BBC about Braintree's research on learning abstract concepts with recursive graph-based self organising maps.

Listen to the interview here. Peter's interview begins after about 6.5 mins. There are also some hidden extras featuring Peter at the end of the podcast accompanying the show.

04/07/2016 Braintree @ ALife XV

The Braintree team presented our work the 15th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems. Our paper won 3rd Prize in the Best Poster Award.


A high res version of the poster can be found here.

18/06/2016 Learning Abstract Concept Video

30 second video summarising the research paper Higher Order Cognition using Computers: Learning Abstract Concepts with Recursive Graph-based Self Organising Maps. The video will be shown in the ALife XV conference in Cancun, Mexico.

30/03/2016 New Research Paper

New research paper to be presented at major International Conference:

Bentley, P. J., Kurashov, A. and Lim, S. L.(2016). Higher Order Cognition using Computers: Learning Abstract Concepts with Recursive Graph-based Self Organizing Maps. In Proc. of the Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Alife XV), pp. 398-405, July 4-8 2016, Cancun, Mexico.

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10/12/2015 Relax, It’s only AI

On 10 December 2015, Dr Peter Bentley, the distinguished computer scientist and author, joined the Directors of Braintree to host a presentation on AI before an audience of leaders from business, government, and the media.

The era of AI has already arrived and is transforming society. Yet it has barely begun. RELAX, IT’S ONLY AI allayed the fears that this fast-growing and important field of technological and scientific discovery has invoked.

It showed how the building blocks of AI, represented by ever greater computer power and highly complex algorithms, can, when applied to almost unimaginably large volumes of data, bring about revolutionary benefits both to humanity and the planet.

When: 3.30pm, 10 December 2015
Where: Faraday Theatre, The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

Listen to the event (1:13:59)

Core Team

John John Corry Chief Executive Officer
Nikolay Nikolay Gurianov Chief Business Development Officer
Peter Peter Bentley Chief Technology Officer
Soo Ling Soo Ling Lim Chief Data Scientist
Krash Alexander Kurashov Chief Knowledge Engineer
Sasha Alexandra Gurianova Marketing & Design

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