Our name was inspired by the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Dou­glas Adams, where the num­ber 42 is “The Answer to the Ulti­mate Ques­tion of Life, the Uni­verse, and Every­thing”, cal­cu­lat­ed by an enor­mous super­com­put­er named Deep Thought over a peri­od of 7.5 mil­lion years.

The AI mar­ket is believed to be the next ‘Next Big Thing’. In Octo­ber 2015, Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness Machi­nes Corp. has formed a new busi­ness unit to cap­i­tal­ize on the recent groundswell in arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and has bet $1 bil­lion on the tech­nol­o­gy. The com­pa­ny counts Wat­son as part of its $17 bil­lion ana­lyt­ics busi­ness. The largest tech com­pa­nies, such as Ama­zon, Face­book, and Google are invest­ing mon­ey in machine learn­ing and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI) to pre­dict what each of their cus­tomers want—even before they know.

At the 42 Cen­ter of Excel­lence we believe that we are right now at the tip­ping point where AI turns from a tech research top­ic into a com­mon neces­si­ty. On one hand CPU pow­er of stan­dard PCs has reached a lev­el where even com­plex cal­cu­la­tions can be solved, on the oth­er hand the dig­i­tal soci­ety deliv­ers tons of infor­ma­tion about life, econ­o­my, atti­tude, fear etc. via social chan­nels and oth­er media. 42.cx set its goal to col­lect this data, ana­lyze it and uti­lize it for var­i­ous indus­tries to pre­dict future events with the high­est pos­si­ble accu­ra­cy. In 2016 we will heav­i­ly invest in research to define the specs, algo­rithms and build the 42 machine. 42.cx oper­ates out of Aus­tria and works close­ly togeth­er with uni­ver­si­ties and sci­en­tific facil­i­ties around the globe.

42.cx leads innovation and makes AI accessible for everyone.

42 - The Almighty Answer


Solving Intelligence through Innovation.

We are in the mid­st of the 6th wave of inno­va­tion with Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence and Robot­ics being the main dri­ving forces of inno­va­tion. The three pil­lars of the evo­lu­tion are (1) Human brain func­tion­al sim­u­la­tion speed has been reached. Rapid increase in CPU pow­er over the next years expect­ed. (2) Break-through sci­en­tific results like Deep Rein­force­ment Learn­ing or Spik­ing Neu­ral Net­works make com­mer­cial use of Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence pos­si­ble. (3) With more than 1.8TB of new data gen­er­at­ed every 60 sec­onds, peo­ple allow us to ana­lyze their sen­ti­ment and thoughts in real-time. All this togeth­er opens up vast new oppor­tu­ni­ties to research and cre­ate inno­v­a­tive, cut­ting-edge state of the art inno­va­tions. The fol­low­ing describes our mis­sion and areas of excel­lence:

Research & Inno­va­tion
42cx mis­sion is to research, devel­op and cre­ate com­mer­cial­ly
suc­cess­ful solu­tions based on state of the art AI tech­nol­o­gy.

The „AI – Think Thank
42cx is a world wide rec­og­nized „AI – Think Tank“,
attract­ing top research­es, devel­op­ers and engi­neers as well as indus­try lead­ers
to par­tic­i­pate in mak­ing 42cx one of the world lead­ing AI facil­i­ties.

Col­lab­o­ra­tion with Sci­ence Insti­tutes
42cx is work­ing togeth­er with high pro­file insti­tutes,
as well as mem­ber­ships at The Asso­ci­a­tion for the Advance­ment
of Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AAAI) or  the Com­pu­ta­tion­al Intel­li­gence Soci­ety (IEEE).

Areas of research
Our areas of research include health care, finan­cial indus­try,
mar­ket­ing and robot­ics and all oth­er effect­ed indus­tries.

Albert Einstein / Quote

Solving Intelligence through research.

We’re work­ing on some of the world’s most com­plex and inter­est­ing research chal­lenges, with the ulti­mate goal of solv­ing intel­li­gence. To do this, we’ve devel­oped a new way to organ­ise research that com­bi­nes the long-term think­ing and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary col­lab­o­ra­tion of acad­e­mia along with the relent­less ener­gy and focus of the very best tech­nol­o­gy start-ups. This approach is yield­ing rapid pro­gress again­st a set of excep­tion­al­ly tough sci­en­tific prob­lems, with our team achiev­ing numer­ous awards, and pub­lish­ing over 300 peer-reviewed papers.

And we’re hir­ing!

Alan Turing / Quote

Using Intelligence to Make the World a Better Place.

42.cx builds real-world appli­ca­tions of AI tech­nol­o­gy, work­ing towards the sec­ond part of our pur­pose: to use intel­li­gence to help make the world a bet­ter place. We col­lab­o­rate with experts to build tools that sup­port and aug­ment their work in fields from health­care to finance. Draw­ing on the best avail­able tech­nolo­gies, togeth­er with our own orig­i­nal research, we’re mak­ing mean­ing­ful break­throughs in address­ing some of society’s biggest and most com­plex chal­lenges.




Center of Excellence
for Artificial Intelligence AG

Com­mer­cial Reg­is­ter Num­ber:
446075 v
Author­i­ty acc. ECG (E-Com­merce Law):
Mag­is­tratis­ches Bezirk­samt des 1. Bezirkes
Nature and Pur­pose of the Busi­ness:
Research, Devel­op­ment and Uti­liza­tion
of AI Tech­nol­o­gy
Mem­ber of the Vien­na Cham­ber of Com­merce
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