The Martian team is a group of passionate, curious, and experienced individuals with deep backgrounds in AI. We have built products that were used by millions of users, and we have worked with several of the top tech institutions in the world.
Years of NLP Research experience
We began doing NLP research in the 2010s. During that time, we build and exited multiple NLP companies. The founders spent several years at the University of Pennsylvania developing applications of AI including the first LLM-powered cognitive tutors back in 2020. It was from building at the application layer than the need for a model router was first recognized.
Team members with experience in B2B/B2E and Fortune 500 companies
Why the name Martian
Our company was named after a group of Hungarian-American scientists known as “The Martians”. This group, which lived in the 20th century, was composed of some of the smartest people to have ever lived:
John von Neumann
Mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer and polymath
Pioneered work in set theory, quantum mechanics, computer science, statistics, and much more
Invented game theory in the form of zero-sum games
Invented automata theory and the modern computer architecture
Most Prolific Mathematician of All Time
Published over 1500 papers, a figure that remains unsurpassed
Championed and contributed to Ramsey theory
Described by Ernst Strauss as "the absolute monarch of problem posers"
Inventor of the Atomic Bomb
Inventor of the atomic bomb
Inventor of radiation therapy
Inventor of the particle accelerator
These scientists and 14 others like them (including the inventor of
the hydrogen bomb, the man who introduced group theory into modern
physics, and fundamental contributors to fields like combinatorics,
number theory, numerical analysis and probability theory) shared a
remarkable similarity – they all were born in the same neighborhood
in Budapest. That led people to question: what was the source of so
In response, Szilard joked that, "Martians are already here, and they call themselves Hungarians!"
In reality… nobody knows.
Humanity finds itself in a similar position today with respect to a new set of potentially superintelligent minds:
Artificial Intelligence. People know that models can be incredibly smart, but have no idea how they work.
Our mission is to answer that question – to understand and harness modern super intelligence.
We're on a mission to crack open the black box of AI and understand the algorithms underlying intelligence
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Founding ML Engineer
Building a good model-router is technically challenging. It requires understanding and measuring model performance (both through qualitative metrics and human preferences), developing more effective r...
Senior Backend & API Engineer
We are seeking someone to manage the development of the API and backend infrastructure that clients will use to access the model router API and the microservices around it....
We’re looking for Research Engineers to design and run experiments for mechanistic interpretability research. Our specific approach to mechanistic interpretability is a technique we call “model mappin...
As a research scientist with Martian, you will develop new techniques to understand how AI models work. This work will focus on exploring and improving a technique we call “model mapping”: converting ...
Forward Deployed / Full Stack Engineer
We are looking for someone with full stack experience to help us ship our client facing interface for the model router. This includes the company website and dashboard. It may also involve creating PO...