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About Empathy Rocks

Our Mission

Building human connection through empathic AI. 

AI helping

humans talk to humans

Empathy Rocks stands in solidarity with Black and Brown communities around the world.  We stand in solidarity against police brutality, systemic racism, and the ongoing oppression of marginalized people. Learn more.

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Thanks, you rock!

Grin Lord, PsyD, ABPP

Co-founder
Chief Executive Officer

Grin is a licensed psychologist and AI researcher on a mission to bring humans closer by training in empathy.

Nic Bertagnolli

Co-founder
Chief Technology Officer

Nic is a veteran software engineer specializing in machine learning and teaching AI empathy. 

Tai Shinohara, LICSW

Chair of Continuing Education
Tai brings years of experience as a clinical supervisor to maintaining our continuing education certification and ensuring quality. 

Amber Jolley-

Machine Learning Intern
Ayla is developing her machine learning expertise as part of a FLIK internship to pair underrepresented voices with female founders. 

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Machine Learning Intern
Ayla is developing her machine learning expertise as part of a FLIK internship to pair underrepresented voices with female founders.