Findo.io AI assistant enables users to quickly find information buried in a wide array of documents, slides, audio files, images, or any other information from sources as varied as Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote and Gmail, Exchange and Outlook.
“You know that file exists, but you can’t find it; we all experience these problems in this age of infobesity,” said Gary A. Fowler, Co-Founder and CEO of Findo. “The average user has more than 500,000 emails, files, attachments, contacts and messages stored across a wide range of online and local devices.”
According to Findo research, 19% of respondents have had these problems because they have forgotten where they stored the file. Over 67% percent had these problems because they couldn’t recall the right keyword (the name of that person, that company, etc.).
“The ability to find information both online and locally is becoming extremely difficult for users,” said Dr. David Yang, Co-Founder and Chairman of Findo. “Our estimates show that over 300 million of the total email and file searches have failed over the last 24 hours.”
Findo.io delivers three innovations that fundamentally change how users can access their data: multi-source searching, natural language processing, and messenger search bots.
“You download Findo.io from the Apple Appstore, connect with one click all of your personal cloud locations (Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail, Outlook, Laptop, Slack, etc.), and Findo’s intelligent search assistant will find files, emails, attachments or contacts from one place,” said Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures and an advisor to Findo.
Findo.io’s proprietary AI technology can find a file even when the user can’t recall the exact keyword. For example, when a user types “get last meeting recap from John,” Findo will present all relevant meeting records. It extracts and builds relationships between elements such as phones, links, presentations, meeting recaps, agendas, locations, invoices, people, companies, etc. Findo will deliver the requested data very quickly using the relationships it has built between elements.
Users can also search by description. Findo.io extracts entities and ontological elements and builds relationships between them. So if a user forgot the name of a person but remembers their profession and city, they can type, “find the phone number of the doctor from Boston.” Findo will deliver the requested data very quickly using the relationships it has built between elements.
“Findo’s beta release is like a child, learning and growing, albeit a gifted child. Please don’t expect it to know everything from day one, although by using it you will see the results,” said Dr. David Yang.
Findo is not only an assistant for a single person, but is also a powerful collaboration tool. Findo intelligent search bots are integrated into Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram and Skype, allowing users to work in the group more effectively, find information without leaving the chat, and share immediately right within the messenger.
Findo, Inc. pays special attention to security: “Security is their highest priority,” said Rick Orloff, an Advisory Board member of Findo, CSO of Code 42 Software, Inc., a provider of endpoint data protection and security for the enterprise, and former top security officer of Apple and eBay.
MENLO PARK, Calif., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Findo.io, an AI search assistant, is announcing a $3 million Series Seed 1 investment from ABBYY PLC – a leading global provider of AI and language-based technologies.