When it comes to pop culture, corporate governance, or history issues, most of us use Google as a memory crutch to pull up information we can’t always keep in mind, but Google can’t help you remember the name of your client’s spouse or that great idea you had at a meeting the other day.
Enter Luther.AI which is supposed to be Google for your memory by capturing and transcribing audio recordings while using AI to provide the right information from your virtual memory bank at the moment of another online conversation or via search.
The company is releasing an initial browser-based version of its product at TechCrunch Disrupt this week, competing for $ 1
The founders of Luther.AI say the company is built on the premise that human memory is fallible and that weakness limits our individual intelligence. The idea behind Luther.AI is to provide a tool that we can use to maintain, recall, and even expand our own brain.
It’s a big job, but the company’s founders believe it can be done through the growing power of artificial intelligence and other technologies.
“The convergence of neuroscience, NLP, and blockchain enables a seamless instant callback. GPT-3 is based on the memories of the public internet, while Luther is based on the memories of your private self, ”company founder and CEO Suman Kanuganti told TechCrunch.
It starts by recording your interactions throughout the day. For starters, these are online meetings in a browser, as this is how we are at a time when we most often interact. Over time, however, they envision a high quality 5G recording device that you wear to work all day and record your interactions.
If that worries you from a privacy point of view, Luther incorporates a few security measures that start with high-end encryption. In addition, you can only save parts of another participant’s conversation with their express permission. “Technologically speaking, we make users own what they speak. For example, if you and I have a conversation in the physical world without your express permission, your memories of that particular conversation will not be shared with me, ”Kanuganti explained.
After all, each person has their own data in Luther, and no one else can access or use these conversations from Luther or anyone else. They will eventually enforce this ownership using blockchain technology, although Kanuganti says this will be added in a future version of the product.
Kanuganti says that the real power of the product cannot be realized not with a few people using the product within a company but with the network effect that dozens or hundreds of people use it even though it will be of use to one person itself at the reminder recall, he said.
As they release the browser-based product this week, they will eventually have a standalone app and can also envision other applications that will leverage the technology in the future via an API that developers can use to integrate Luther functions into other apps.
The company was founded earlier this year by Kanuganti and three co-founders, including CTO Sharon Zhang, Design Director Kristie Kaiser and scientist Marc Ettlinger. The company has raised $ 500,000 and currently has 14 employees, including the founders.