The History of self-expression
Train your personal avatar “what to say.” That's how we'll "express ourselves" in the future. We call her “a Being” - as Bots are evil and we don’t wanna have anything to do with SkyNet, ChatBots or even anything - that’s about making money or giving advice.
Instigate is technically an “AI Authoring” system prototype. That’s what we’ll be shipping the summer of 2019.
We’ll enable humans to “Train their own Being”, telling her what to say as your Being accompanies selfies, videos, images and other “on-line content” which is then shared with your friends or family members. We don’t think normal people want their AI to say “what the company” thinks it should say - we feel strongly that humans want to control what their Being says THEMSELVES.
It costs a lot of money to build an AI Authoring system and we’ve got zero of that. So we’re building a PROTOTYPE of our system as we think we have the missing link in producing compelling AI systems. That’s you - the humans who are going to use it.
In the old days we used to call this UGC (user generated content.) Our secret weapon is to create a process of using our product that is so much fun and rewarding that you, the users, will keep coming back, havng fun - and sharing your Beings - with others. That leads us to:
lots of coolio Being examples
the beginning of our “DataSet” - which we then “run machine learning on”
Instigate Meme Beings pick up where blogging and on-line short-form video leaves off, providing a new way for users to express themselves (and their ideas) in an interactive form - going beyond commenting.
This is the journey of on-line self-expression. That's why we call our users "Instigators."
The journey looks something like this:
Late '80's-early 90's