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KnowThy­self was born from a group of sci­ence-ob­sessed friends who start­ed ask­ing our­selves ba­sic ques­tions about life — like what are the chances that this or that could hap­pen to us? — and re­al­ized that to­day, sci­ence is at such a point where it can help us an­swer these ques­tions. And even, per­haps, bring us clos­er to that mag­i­cal abil­i­ty of pre­dict­ing the fu­ture.

So we start­ed comb­ing li­braries, aca­d­e­m­ic jour­nals, and even — gasp — the In­ter­net (don’t wor­ry: re­spect­ed sites on­ly; no fake news here) for da­ta, da­ta, da­ta. Da­ta that we can com­bine clev­er­ly to help us an­a­lyze what is hap­pen­ing with our­selves.

The re­sult? KnowThyself.ai, an ini­tia­tive to com­bine sci­ence and sta­tis­tics to help us cal­cu­late the odds and oth­er such use­ful in­for­ma­tion about our own lives.

Take di­vorce, for ex­am­ple. This is a big ques­tion that af­fects many of us — in fact, some­thing like half of us. Look­ing at oth­er cal­cu­la­tors on­line, all were de­fi­cient: bare­ly tak­ing in­to ac­count any da­ta (re­al­ly, based on three da­ta points, you think you can tell me some­thing use­ful?) and, on top of that, with user ex­pe­ri­ences that were painful to use.

We’ve set out to fix that. Good da­ta, good al­go­rithms, good user ex­pe­ri­ence.

And we’ve cho­sen a “.ai” do­main on pur­pose, for ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence. Why? This is pre­cise­ly what we’re do­ing: com­bin­ing clever soft­ware and da­ta to fig­ure out what is go­ing to hap­pen next. And what is ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence about if not that?

If you have any ques­tions or want to know more, just say hi! You can email us at ‘hel­lo’ at this do­main.