LOS ANGELES and LONDON, July 11, 2018– Aigo.ai and Artos.io today announced a strategic relationship combining AI and blockchain technologies to integrate Aigo’s voice assistant capabilities into Artos’s ticket wallet service, which can be integrated into existing ticketing software or provided to clients as a white label app.
While users are within the ticket wallet, Aigo will be able to assist by offering personalized recommendations for events and concerts coming up in their area, offering users a curated experience and giving Artos clients an increased opportunity for cross-selling tickets. The assistant may also be used to guide first-time users through the process of using the wallet, acting as first line-of-contact for customer support.
Aigo adds to a key set of capabilities that Artos offers ticketing organizations via their blockchain-based services. Working with ticketing agencies and ticketing software providers, Artos leverages the Aventus Protocol open ticketing standard, built on Ethereum, to ensure existing apps become blockchain-ready and create new complementary apps and services. One example includes Artos’s white label ticket wallet, an intuitive user-interface designed to allow consumers to purchase tickets that are held on the blockchain.
“We’re excited to partner with Artos and combine their industry-leading open-source protocol for ticketing with the ease of using the Aigo personal assistant for users across the ticketing supply chain,” says Peter Voss, Chief Scientist at Aigo.ai. “With significantly greater cognitive ability than today’s assistant and our shared focus on bringing the best-possible experience, we see Aigo as the perfect guide to realize the strengths of the Aventus blockchain ecosystem.”
“The Aigo personal assistant is the perfect complement to Artos’ blockchain-based ticket wallet,” says Alan Vey, co-founder of Artos, “As a next-generation smart AI assistant, Aigo will adapt and personalize to the consumer to streamline the ticket purchasing and selling process, as well as recommending and cross-selling curated events. We expect a rapid expansion of the Aventus Protocol ecosystem, and ticket buyers, ticket agents and event organizers who work with Artos to leverage the blockchain will find Aigo a complementary and personalized method for bringing the right tickets, at the right price, to fans across the world.”
Artos founders Alan Vey and Annika Monari, who met while studying at Imperial College London, have a long-term interest both in blockchain and in cognitive-learning solutions. Alan’s master’s degree was on Artificial Intelligence with a focus on statistical and logical machine-learning, with his thesis focusing on blockchain-based film rights distribution. During Annika’s studies, she developed machine-learning facial recognition technology that enabled the identification of emotions with over 90% accuracy and focused in her thesis on the application of machine-learning in particle physics.
With its ability to create hyper-personal user experiences, Aigo and its new community are ready to transform the multi-billion Digital Assistant market for both the enterprise and consumers. Aigo.ai is the first *personal* personal assistant that becomes smarter and more personalized as it learns from you and your network (people, devices, apps & other AIs), essentially becoming your ExoCortex. Based on a highly advanced ‘cognitive architecture’ – implementing the ‘Third Wave of AI,’ Aigo will change the way we communicate with each other – and our network of family, friends, and devices. For more information, please visit Aigo.ai.
Artos was founded in 2018 by Aventus Protocol founders Annika Monari and Alan Key, as a means of empowering the ticketing industry to rapidly realize the benefits of the blockchain. Artos partners with ticketing organizations to use the power of the blockchain to more efficiently control and gain visibility on your ticketing inventory as it moves through the supply chain. Find out more at artos.io
About the Aventus Protocol:
The Aventus Protocol is an open standard built upon Ethereum blockchain, designed to give rightsholders greater control and visibility over ticketing inventory as it moves through the supply chain. The Aventus Protocol defines rules around ticket sale and transaction that are persisted even after your tickets leave your inventory, such as minimum and maximum price caps, gains auditable visibility over inventory transfers between entities and whitelists secondary agents and set controls around how they can interact with your inventory. Find out more aventus.io