While Softbank, Baidu, Google, IBM, Tesla, Uber, and many other large technology companies are racing to build AI systems that *coldly* automate many of the tasks performed by humans today,
Skive it, Inc. has a different mission. We are building AI systems that can truly feel and that will enable future robots to better understand and interact with humans.
We believe that robots capable of understanding human feelings / emotions will make the world a better place for everyone, and we're working hard every day to make that a reality.
One particular group of people with much to gain from robots with 'hearts' is the aging population - this is our starting point. In many countries such as the US, Japan, and South Korea, life expectancy is increasing and
the aging population is increasing while the younger population is shrinking. 25.9% of the Japanese population in 2016 was aged 65 or above (Source: Statistics Japan).
In South Korea, 13.2% of the population in 2016 was aged 65 or above. This number will reach 24.5% by 2030, and 41% by 2060. (Source: Statistics Korea).
Simple robot companions are no longer a novelty in Japan due to the criticality of the aging population, and many different products currently seek to address the growing demand,
most notably the Kirobo Mini baby companion from Toyota Motor and Pepper from Softbank Robotics.
We believe these products are a good step forward, but lack the most essential aspect for meaningful human interaction with a robot companion - FEELINGS.
The Skive it® team has built technology to bridge that gap and is committed to making robots that can feel the new standard in the marketplace.
Skive it, Inc. is developing a revolutionary chip that we believe we will be the ‘heart’ of every robot in the future. Our chip uses proprietary Deep Learning technologies
to enable robotic systems to truly feel, and therefore, to act more human. It does this in real-time by extracting contextual feelings / sentiments from video input,
and then interpreting the style, mood, and feeling of the experience - using proprietary semantics for translating human understanding to robot feelings.
As a result, robotic systems are capable of thinking along the lines of Why is this happening? and How should I feel about it?, instead of simply What is happening?.
Skive it, Inc.'s Robometrics™ takes the functionality of our chip to an entirely new level. With Robometrics™, a revolutionary new framework is added that continually measures and
monitors the ‘human-ness’ of robotic systems using the Skive it® chip.
The Skive it® team is making progress at a rapid pace. Check back for updates on our products soon!