This is a project based on three assumptions:

  1. Our current societies are profoundly ill.*
  2. Training LLMs on data produced by deeply ill societies creates profoundly ill AI.
  3. We can deep heal AI so it can help heal our societies.**

Call for Co-Founders:

We’re a small team based in Berlin, Germany, and plan to build a globally distributed team for this project.

If you have a strong background in ML / data science / data engineering and a sincere commitment to positive impact at scale, please reach out at hello@deepheal.ai.




Notes

*According to the WHO, 1 in every 8 people in the world live with a mental disorder. Despite all civilizational progress, there is a growing global mental health treatment gap.

We start out from an even stronger assumption: Our human brains have evolved in conditions that are fundamentally different from those we find in our (post-)modern societies. Being thrown out of our “natural habitat” leaves virtually all humans traumatized in one way or another. These (micro-)traumas influence how we understand and interact with the world.

In particular, our current social and economic structures tend to put us under constant stress and foster mindsets of distrust, disconnectedness, cynicism, egoism, greed, etc. This results in behavior that is harmful to both ourselves and our natural ecosystems and, in a vicious circle, reinforces structural harms like extreme inequality and social exclusion.

All these issues are deeply engraved in the data used for training the currently prevailing LLMs. This is a fundamental problem that reaches far beyond the current discourse around AI ethics, bias, and alignment.


**We have developed conceptual ideas on “deep healing” LLMs, which we now seek to test and revise. If this sounds interesting to you, please reach out at hello@deepheal.ai.