A (not-so) secret

AI lab

Dessa researches and develops applications for emerging AI technologies at Square.

Next-gen products

As part of Square’s ecosystem, Dessa works closely with Cash App, the burgeoning consumer finance app that makes money more accessible to millions of people.

Drawing from the latest AI research, our team is developing cutting-edge applications to help create a new generation of Cash App products.



That's why we work on Bananas — AI R&D projects that aim to help the world solve problems in novel ways.

With these projects, Dessa's engineers have a high degree of freedom to pursue their curiosity and develop ideas of their own design.

At Dessa we believe the ideas that seem like they’ll never work are the ones that change the world.

Recent Bananas

Deepfake Detection

Finding reliable ways to identify deepfakes in the wild 


Discovering supernovas in half the time with deep learning

Deepfake Awareness

Raising public awareness about audio deepfakes with a deepfake of Joe Rogan

 In Progress

Mutual Aid

A platform to radically change how we help people in need

More info coming soon

Multi-Modal Learning

Teaching machines to learn in a way that's similar to humans

More info coming soon

Math Wiz

Exploring machine reasoning with theorem-solving algorithms

More info coming soon

Work with us

We’re looking for creative machine learning practitioners who are passionate about AI’s real-world potential to join our team. 

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