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's developing cutting-edge applications to help create a new generation of Cash App products. 


‘That’s Bananas!’

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

That's why we work on Bananas — experimental projects that use emerging machine learning technologies to solve problems in new ways.

Adjacent to our work with Cash, Bananas offers our team the freedom to develop applications for machine learning that are novel, ambitious and aimed at real-world impact.

Bananas In Progress

Mutual Aid

A platform to radically change how we help people in need

More info coming soon

Improve Healthcare

Providing better
healthcare for marginalized populations

More info coming soon

Math Wiz

Exploring machine reasoning with theorem-solving algorithms

More info coming soon
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

Work with us

We’re looking for creative machine learning practitioners who are passionate about AI’s real-world potential to join our team. Check out our latest job postings below!

Deep Learning Engineer

Machine Learning


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