Es Lee, a graduate of the computer science department at Harvard University, founded the Mei start-up. The application will help people fill in the gaps in communication, giving advice on how to respond in various situations. This is reported by Venture Beat.
Mei processes messages using algorithms that take into account the response time, laconicity, word selection and other factors. Based on these data, the application builds a psychological portrait of the interlocutor. Lee argues that algorithms can determine the age of the interlocutor only on the emoticons used. If you add text to it, the application will understand what kind of relationship between people and determine their strength.
One of the difficulties of maintaining relationships through text is that it’s [possible] to come across as crass or rude — even when that was never the intention. Emotion is lost in text messages. It’s a different form of body language that people aren’t quite attuned to detecting yet.
In practice, AI calculates the percentage of compatibility, taking into account 5 personality factors: openness, goodwill, conscientiousness, emotionality and extraversion. At the same time, he additionally breaks each of them into sub-points (original, stubborn, polite, etc.), and also identifies features that most closely match the two interlocutors (for example, pride and seriousness).
Mei has been trained on millions of messages from more than 100,000 application users, data from two universities and team development team correspondence. The messenger uses double encryption of messages, and they can be deleted at any time, regardless of whether they were read or not. There are instant messages that are deleted as soon as they are sent or read. According to the developers, the application is developed thanks to the data received from users.