HONG KONG (PRWEB) AUGUST 28, 2019
Robotic Online Intelligence Ltd (ROI), a Hong Kong based AI and text analytics startup founded in 2017, has officially launched Kubro(TM) – offered as a SaaS platform and as RESTful API – for publicly available text data search, collection, filtering and communication.
PRODUCTIVITY BOOST FOR DATA COMPANIES AND TEAMS
Designed for data companies and teams collecting information that feeds into their proprietary databases, the Kubro(TM) system promises major time savings and productivity boost, thanks to automation and improved process management.
“Many data companies and research firms depend on handling large volumes of publicly available information, where such work is still very manual, and without the ‘software-ized’ management control. Kubro(TM) targets this specific niche”, says Robert Ciemniak, Founder-CEO of Robotic Online Intelligence, with over 20 years of experience in information business in Europe and Asia, including 13 years with Thomson Reuters.
“It’s about taking what your team of 10 does in 10 days and helping them get it done in one day, empowering the human analysts with technology”, adds Robert.
MULTI-LANGUAGE CRAWLING ENGINE AND ANALYTICS
Core features of Kubro(TM) include a powerful cloud-based crawling engine that works in any language including Chinese, for any sector, and a system for relevance-scoring and tagging, where AI can augment the human models.
The highly modularised software at the backend allows ROI to offer customised service through configuration.
SUCCESSFULLY DEPLOYED SINCE 2018 WITH LEAD CLIENTS
With a lead-client-driven development model, Kubro(TM) has proven successful in full enterprise SaaS deployment with the first clients in the US and Asia since 2018.
The ROI story has its roots in the specialist independent research business focused on China property markets – Real Estate Foresight – that Robert Ciemniak founded five years earlier, originally building the solutions for the company’s own needs, now in use every day – internally and for the clients.
HUMANS IN CONTROL – AI AUGMENTING THE ANALYSTS
ROI deployment of AI focuses on classification and relevance-scoring algorithms, applying multi-layer neural networks, using convolutional neural networks and long short term memory networks, with models optimised for short text such as tweets or news headlines. Data labelling, model training and learning are part of the toolkit on Kubro(TM).
The algorithms have proven to be very useful in augmenting, not substituting, the data analysts’ roles.
“It’s really about information filtering. AI suggestions and scores with 90% accuracy are great, but in the data business the human is still the one to judge and process that info after”, says Robert.
Kubro(TM) has been designed to be easy to use for non-technical users, with no coding skills required.
HONG KONG STARTUP BASED IN CYBERPORT
Robotic Online Intelligence was selected to Cyberport Incubation Programme in Hong Kong in 2019 and is based in Cyberport.