Artificial Intelligence for the enterprise.
Leading AI platform for prediction and personalization.


Layer 6 Inc. has been acquired by TD Bank.

Leading Accuracy

1st place accuracy in every competitive client evaluation, and winner of the international ACM RecSys'17 challenge.

Solving Cold Start

A system optimized to handle predictions on noisy data and to offer recommendations to new users and for new products. Layer 6 significantly outperforms all other vendors in cold start.

Leverage All Data

All available data is used to achieve the business objective. Transaction history, customer profile, product descriptions, and third party data are all incorporated into the prediction.

Real-Time Predictions

Predictions are generated in milliseconds via a scalable real-time API. New data is incorporated dynamically, enabling in-session personalization and contextual predictions.

Winner of the ACM Recommender Systems Challenge 2017

Our team won both offline and online phases of the challenge outperforming other teams by over 10%. Both phases focused on cold start at scale and leading models were A/B tested live in the online phase.

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Engaging with leading global financial institutions on both internal business processes and customer facing products. Use cases include product recommendations, next best action, personalized pricing and prediction of complaints and attrition.


Helping e-commerce companies achieve higher sales and conversion, including product recommendations and marketing campaign optimization. Engagements involve recommending new items (cold start) and personalizing the experience of first time visitors.


Utilizing leading deep learning frameworks for content understanding and categorization, leading to real-time personalization. Services include in-session personalization, content classification and tagging, A/B testing and optimizing email campaigns.

Layer 6 AI founders Jordan Jacobs and Tomi Poutanen are co-founders of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, an Institute they first proposed to Geoffrey Hinton and Richard Zemel. Jordan and Tomi were involved with the design of the Institute and the fundraising, securing $190 million from over 30 companies and the Canadian and Ontario governments. Vector aims to be a global leader in AI research, to graduate the most PhDs and Masters in Machine Learning of any institution, and to be the engine of a world-leading AI ecosystem in Canada.

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Tomi Poutanen

Co-CEO, Technology
  • Tomi is a tech entrepreneur with exits to Microsoft and Yahoo! Tomi built Bing and Yahoo's web search ranking engine and launched Yahoo! Answers. Tomi holds an MSc and an MBA from University of Toronto.

Maks Volkovs

Lead Data Scientist
  • Maks received his PhD from University of Toronto's Machine Learning group. He has previously worked at Microsoft Research on Web Search and at Credit Suisse on algo trading. Maks is a multiple Kaggle medalist.

Jordan Jacobs

Co-CEO, Business
  • Jordan oversees all business and strategy at Layer 6 AI. He is also a co-founder and director of the Vector Institute for AI. Previously he was a co-founder of Milq, founded Spybox Media, and was a technology and media lawyer. Jordan holds a JD from Osgoode Hall.
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Scientific Advisors

Richard Zemel

  • Professor, University of Toronto
  • Director of Research, Vector Institute
  • Senior Fellow, CIFAR

Raquel Urtasun

  • Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  • Head of Uber ATG Toronto
  • Canada Research Chair, Machine Learning and Computer Vision

Sanja Fidler

  • Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Machine Learning and Computer Vision

Layer 6 AI Technology

We're one of the first companies to apply Deep Learning to solving today's enterprise business challenges.

Layer6 AI Careers

Join one of the most talented and innovative teams of data scientists in the world.

Located steps from one of the world's leading research centers for Deep Learning in downtown Toronto, we work closely with researchers from the University of Toronto to ensure we remain at the forefront of machine learning.

We offer competitive salaries and exceptional benefits and are actively hiring PhDs and Masters in Data Science.

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