Compose.ai built its language model to help people write faster. Its early product work was enough for it to land a $2.1 million seed round led by Craft Ventures. The San Francisco based company is essentially an auto-complete function that works wherever you browse the web.
The company is also building the capability for its Artificial Intelligence-powered backend to learn your voice, imbibe context to help provide better responses, and, in time, absorb a company’s larger voice to help align its aggregate writing output. Co-founders Landon Sanford and Michael Shuffett told that Compose.ai believes that in five years, average folks won’t type every word that they write.They want to bring that future to more people through the Compose.ai Chrome extension, which workers can access without having to get corporate permission.Sanford and Shuffett described their language algorithm as a multi-tier product.
Its first tier is learning from reading the internet itself, learning English. The second tier deals with specific domains, like email. The third tier learns a user’s voice, and, in time, a fourth tier will deal with a company’s generalized approach to language. The ability for a company to deliver its workers with a shared language model that could offer linguistic and word-choice choices as they write is an intriguing concept.
The concept of such a strong, centrally held tone lands somewhere between helpful and intellectually rigid. But lots of folks don’t want to put their spin on writing; many people don’t like writing at all. The company is going to staff up modestly with its new raise. The company currently has three full-time workers and some contract help. Sanford and Shuffett said that the company plans to stay small, hiring a few experienced engineering and machine-learning staff to help flesh out its product team.