Seven years ago Pieter Kruithof found out he has a disability related to memory, especially in recalling statistics in his short-term memory. In order to help himself and others to recall data, the IBM and Intel veteran created Wake Forest-based Eight arms to hold you, a startup that has launched a new SaaS platform, fittingly called FluidMemory.
FluidMemory was created to maximize the potential of employees and students. It uses ChatGPT to outline a long, convoluted article and provide the main points of the passage. You can choose how long the summary will be, ranging from a 100- to 1,000-word synopsis.
“This product really started out as a way to capture information, store that information, and then make it accessible to you later on,” Kruithof said.
By adding an extension to Google Chrome, you can easily access the platform on your computer. Once the FluidMemory extension is on your browser, you can highlight text you want to be summarized. Relevant websites can be recommended based on the topic you are researching.
FluidMemory will offer annual subscriptions for larger enterprises. The “all you can eat model” allows any employee within a company to use the platform once the yearly fee is paid.
By writing directions in the AI assistant box, you can also tell ChatGPT to provide recommendations to you. For example, if you were a teacher researching how the pandemic impacted the lives of children with learning disabilities, you could get an AI-generated recommendation on what to change in your classroom. This could include buying more touchscreen displays, using more AI, or using the internet more often, as pictured in the main image accompanying this story.
Kruithof’s main target consumers are businesses, but students can also use this technology for data-driven reports, he said.
He is bootstrapping his startup and planning to take on new employees in the future. Users are able to share their findings with others via Slack, Google Sheets, and more. Kruithof is still working on allowing users to export their data to their coworkers via Trello and Asana.
Kruithof is trying to allow users to transport a spreadsheet from their computer to FluidMemory, with the platform understanding and organizing the data.
“We want to be a kind of vacuum cleaner for data,” he said.
FluidMemory automates the data collection process, so people can save time and energy instead of doing highly manual computer tasks, he said.
The startup is actively looking for beta testers to provide feedback on the FluidMemory platform. The company will not charge beta testers for the first year of use in exchange for recommendations on the technology.