Sentient Machine Research

SMR-group - the Sentient Machine Research group - consists of four companies active in different AI application areas. The group counts 20+ AI specialists with backgrounds in AI, mathematics, informatics, robotics, software engineering and psychology and is located in the center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


We believe that if we work together with machines that understand data and human behavior, we can solve society's most challenging problems.


We create A.I. technologies that incorporate human-level skills and values, to promote cutting edge research and development with a lasting positive impact.


Information Systems

Sentient delivers the DataDetective datamining software suite and provides services in the development of dedicated business intelligence and predictive analytics applications. Sentient is a specialist in forensic and spatio-temporal (GIS) data mining and Dutch police forces are among its main customers.

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Vicarious Perception Technologies

VicarVision develops state of the art solutions for computer vision and specializes in perceiving people from video. In 2007, VicarVision introduced FaceReader, the first commercially available computer vision system able to evaluate the emotional expressions of the human face in real time.

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Page Rating Bot Services

Parabots provides services in text mining and information extraction, web search and web monitoring. Among its customers are government agencies with concerns in fiscal and security implications from web activities. Flaghip product Xbots illustrates the far reaching possibilities of web collection technology.

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Human Insight Services

Human Perception Cloud Solutions

Human Insight Services provides cloud-based services for human emotion and behavior analysis. It's first service FaceReader Online is now available. FaceReader Online allows companies and scientists to effectively perform online marketing or scientific research.

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phone +31 (0) 20 5300330
location_on Singel 160, 1015 AH Amsterdam, The Netherlands