WASHINGTON, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world as we know it. But until today, most users could not fully trust the AI tools they use. CalypsoAI, a start-up founded by DARPA veterans, is providing a solution to that problem with the launch of the first secure end-to-end AI security tool, VESPR. 

AI is changing the world as we know it. Until today, most users could not fully trust the AI tools they use.

Created with critical input from existing national security customers and born out of years of independently funded research into adversarial machine learning, VESPR ensures that an enterprise is deploying secure, explainable, and compliant Machine Learning (ML) models.

"VESPR is an exciting next step in bringing trusted and secure AI to our customers in the national security community and other highly regulated industries," said Neil Serebryany, CEO of CalypsoAI. "CalypsoAI looks forward to continuing to provide innovative solutions, focused on ensuring that AI technology is deployed securely and transparently across enterprises."

Recognizing that AI is increasingly used across the defense and intelligence communities to make mission-critical decisions, VESPR accelerates AI deployment by giving operators confidence that their systems can withstand an adversarial attack.

Early adopters of VESPR include the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Homeland Security. "CalypsoAI's VESPR product is an important tool for deploying safe and trustworthy AI solutions across various critical mission sets," said Tony DeMartino, Chair of CalypsoAI's National Security Advisory Board.  "We look forward to scaling VESPR across the national security community to address the challenge of AI safety and security."

VESPR provides advanced AI testing capabilities with a streamlined workflow to ensure that every machine learning algorithm put into production has been verified secure. VESPR provides unparalleled security and assurance to a variety of AI systems, from computer vision to natural language processing.The VESPR process ensures testing, evaluation, verification, and validation (TEVV) throughout the secure machine learning lifecycle (SMLC), from the research and development phase through model deployment. The end result is AI systems that provide accurate and comprehensive monitoring and reporting on model capabilities, vulnerabilities, and performance.

About CalypsoAI

CalypsoAI was founded in 2018 by DoD and DARPA veterans seeking to accelerate AI applications for national security. While building AI inside the government, the team kept running into the challenge of trust. Without validation and security for models, AI projects continued to stall or were abandoned prior to use. Seeing trust as a hurdle between mission owners and data science teams, CalypsoAI's founders left the government to build a scalable solution for the delivery of trusted AI across an enterprise.

CalypsoAI's software is relied upon to give the ground truth of AI performance, reliability, and security and we serve customers in national security, finance, and other highly regulated industries. Find us online at and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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