Describe the company – the elevator pitch …
The elevator pitch for Koios is very simple; provide a highly distributed, planet-scale ecosystem of products to accelerate AI development with an aim to remove barriers to entry for all consumers. The AI market CAGR is sitting at 50.51% and marketshare is confined to a relatively small number of players. Koios seeks to decentralize and open the AI ecosystem to all consumers.
How are you different?
How do we differentiate ourselves from the pack? Great question. Not only are we building an end-to-end ecosystem for AI development and monetisation but we all have a background in developing and productising highly-distributed apps that service tens of millions of users.
Why will you do well?
The whole team have significant experience managing projects worth 10s or 100s of millions of dollars. We know the AI industry better than any of our competitors in the blockchain space – a bold claim but most of our competitors have almost no experience in AI or large tech; couple that with the fact that we have connections in some of the largest tech companies on the planet and access to some of the best researchers in the field and you can see why we will be successful.
Where are you based?
Our team members are based in Australia, Singapore and the US.
When was the company launched?
The initial discussion on Koios happened early 2017 and the team kicked the idea around for months on end before actually taking the dive and deciding to devote some time to it in November.
What have been your biggest wins to date?
From my perspective, there’s a lot to be proud of but the most significant accomplishment is the team I’ve pulled together.
— Koios (@koiosai) April 22, 2018
Who are you trying to attract to your product?
Our tagline is “Democratizing artificial intelligence for the global consumer” and what we mean by that is we are creating a platform that connects the development community directly to businesses of all sizes. Think of us like the App Store for AI – whether it’s a chatbot for your website, an algorithm to analyse harvest yields for your crop production or even predictive health analytics. Koios will be the place to create, innovate and consume AI content.
— Koios (@koiosai) April 21, 2018
What tips would you give to others looking to build their business?
Don’t give up in the face of adversity. Even with a background in running huge projects and dealing with some of the largest companies in the world – this has been a learning curve for all of us. Every day is a new challenge, and every challenge is a learning experience. It’s how you grow as an individual and a company.
Tell us about your team?
We are a small, lean group from a couple of small companies such as Google, nVidia & Amazon. I’ve kept the team small on purpose for the short term to ensure consistency of message and to build the core framework. I believe in quality, not quantity. The ICO funding will allow me to build out the fuller development team.
What are your plans for the future?
Once we are funded, we are tentatively planning to relocate the team to San Francisco. It’s the tech innovation hub – especially in context of the western markets and AI.
What are your favourite tech gadgets?
We are really enjoying the AIY packs that are coming out, seeing large tech firms getting on board the “democratize AI” bandwagon and trying to make it accessible to all is a positive step in the right direction.
Anything else you’d like to add/we should have asked?
We have set our dates for token generation event. People will be able to participate on the 1st of June and registrations are taking place starting now, go to our website https://www.koios.ai for details.
How do people get in touch with you?
You can find us on telegram @koiosai,
twitter.com/koiosai, facebook.com/koiosai or [email protected]