Artificial intelligence is everywhere.
Similar to the software in the late-nineties, AI is revolutionizing the consumer and enterprise markets as it becomes omnipresent. Eager to use this technology to enhance their personal and professional lives, people are turning to AI personal assistants. Unfortunately, today’s assistants such as Siri and Alexa are not very intelligent1. They don’t remember; they can’t hold meaningful, ongoing conversations; and they don’t have any common sense. This is quite frustrating, and severely limits their usefulness and adoption. What is worse, these limitations are inherent in their design and their maker’s philosophy.
Moreover, we can’t teach these assistants new complex skills, or personalize them. We have no way to use our creativity to customize and train them for our own use, or to trade our creations for mutual
In fact, we don’t own or control these assistants (or our data2 ) at all. We are beholden to the interests of various mega-corporation. We are the product3.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Our vision involves a community of individuals who truly own and control their own super-smart, conversational personal assistants (PAs), and their data.
. . . a world where my highly-capable personal assistant learns my preferences and knows my history (to the extent that I want it to!) Where my PA interacts and learns from my network of friends and family, communicates and deals with other companies, services, and devices, including home automation and IoT. As it learns, it becomes more capable. Something more like ‘Jarvis’ or ‘Her’, and less like ‘Dory’ (or Siri, Alexa, etc.) – My ExoCortex.
We believe that your data is your personal property. We will not share or sell your data to anyone.
We foresee a secure trading and development platform of intelligent assistants and skills, spawning a vibrant and productive community that uses, creates, owns, and trades intelligence for the benefit of all. An ecosystem unlike any other, that provides seamless integration of multiple skills while maintaining individual ownership and control – overcoming the fragmentation and lack of ‘stickiness’ of current platforms.