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We are StorySense. We want to make computers not only understand what people say, how people think, but also it can tell a story that inspires people every time in need.

We are StorySense. We want to make computers not only understand what people say, how people think, but also it can tell a story that inspires people every time in need.

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StorySense- Organizing the world's stories StorySense- Organizing the world's stories Presentation Transcript

  • This is a story about Organizing the World’s Stories.
  • We are StorySense. We love technologies, but we love stories even more.
  • Have you ever questioned… Should we abandon nuclear power? Is Apple still gonna innovate after Steve Jobs? Should I take their offer and sell my startup now? What can we do to win the StartupStory competition?
  • In the past, this is how we did search. Keyword 1 Keyword 2 Keyword 3 Keyword n Collect 1 Collect 2 Collect 3 Collect n Merge
  • What if we can make it just like that? Keyword
  • Stories are great. They inspire us, and help us understand things that come across our lives.
  • Even though stories are EVERYWHERE, they are buried and hard to find.
  • With this in mind,
  • after graduating from the MIT Media Lab, Edward chose to start his own dream.
  • 2009 a table, a sofa, a printer, that’s all he had.
  • Then, Victor and Dan joined and StorySense began.
  • We spent all our time building the core engine of the intelligent machine.
  • And one day we thought: Only building the engine doesn’t really work. We have to make a product.
  • On October 14, 2011, We launched our 1st product – WhatsTheNumber, with which we reinvent yellow page.
  • During the first 10 days, we had 100,000+ downloads. Anxious yet excited, we experienced the server crash because of the traffic spike.
  • We continued to fix bugs, and improved features in later versions.
  • We also interacted closely with our users, and got exposed to media and exhibitions.
  • Funding came in, so did more supports, and everything progressed just fine…
  • well, we THOUGHT.
  • The usage of WhatsTheNumber didn’t grow as we imagined.
  • “Should we keep moving forward, OR Should we change the direction?”
  • We tried almost a hundred of different possibilities.
  • Again, again, and again.
  • Until an unforgettable Friday afternoon, all of us sat around a table for the final decision,
  • We told ourselves, “No matter what happens, we know we will march on together.”
  • In June 2013, we moved to our new home, and more and more people joined.
  • We bonded very strongly with one another, yet we embrace different ideas.
  • Based on our core engine, We came up with a more complicated and challenging idea…
  • A personalized recommendation for WHERE-TO-GO & WHOM-TO-GO-WITH.
  • As the idea grew, It was also advanced in different dimensions.
  • It is called LAIKI. We are testing the alpha version, and launching it very soon.
  • -> --> - ---> -> --> -> --> ----> Along the way, we’ve learned that……
  • We are a TEAM. What doesn’t break us makes us stronger for the next big thing.
  • We love technology, but HUMAN and STORIES are all that matter.
  • In the future, we will make intelligent machines not only understand language, organize the fragmented data in the world,
  • but tell stories that are relevant to you, and enrich your life.
  • Join us, and let’s make it happen! Share it on Facebook! Download WhatsTheNumber Tweet it on Twitter! Android G oogl e P l a y iOS App Store | StorySense Fanpage | StorySense official website | Contact us |