Alberta startup Chata.ai has officially set up shop at The Edison building where they are preparing for a fall 2017 release.
Chata.ai is a conversational analytics assistant—or more simply put, a smart chatbot—that can access, search and analyze a business’s data. The cloud-based, natural language interface allows users to ask questions through a digital platform and receive immediate answers.
The startup said its intelligent assistant can eliminate the human process of exporting data, mining spreadsheets and complex data analysis. It does this by leveraging the latest advancements in computational linguistics and machine learning.
“Getting answers from our data is tricky and time consuming,” said chata.ai CEO Kelly Cherniwchan. “Our goal is to democratize data access for business consumers. What if you could simply ask questions and get the answers you need?”
Cherniwchan previously co-founded Circle Cardiovascular Imaging in Calgary, a company that applies advanced machine learning techniques in computer vision for the cardiac imaging industry.
The Edison, formerly Encana Place, is building its roster of high profile technology tenants including Silicon Valley-based tech accelerator, Rocketspace.
“Calgary’s tech ecosystem is growing with exceptional levels of civic and community support,” said Cherniwchan. “Chata.ai is leveraging this support along with advanced technology and exceptional talent to create a world-class user experience.”
Though Chata.ai is expected to be released this fall, but in the meantime the company is offering a pre-release invite to be the first to “chat with their data.” In June, Chata.ai raised a $2.1 million seed round, according to Crunchbase.