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Below is our recent intervew with Craig Burton, Chief Strategy Officer at BPU Holdings:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to BPU Holdings?
A: BPU Holding generates the most advanced, usable, and secure Artificial Intelligence Software. Our focus is on the only Artificial Emotional Intelligence computing platform—ZimOS. We are changing the paradigm from a sterile, logic-only AI world to helping the machine feel human emotion as it evaluates and manages information. We are unique in raising $60 million US through the fourth largest crowd funding effort to-date. A lot of people are excited about what we are doing.
Q: You’ve developed ZimGo Polling – the first election analytics AI cloud-computing tool; could you tell us something more?
A: ZimGo Polling is best described as an online 7/24 Town Hall Meeting of sorts, connecting voting constituents with elected officials and candidates for election campaigns. Powered by our Artificial Emotional Intelligence (AEI) platform, it is the first campaign tool to accurately assess emotional citizen sentiment for making rapid tactical refinements using public Twitter data.
Q: Why do we need ZimGo Polling?
A: Existing polling solutions are failing due to changes in how the world communicates and connects. There is a growing margin of error greatly diminishing the value and timeliness of results. In near real time, ZimGo Polling provides campaign professionals with accelerated, accurate, actionable measurement of citizen sentiment, which is the cornerstone of successful political campaigning.
ZimGo Polling accurately predicted the surprising outcome in the most recent U.S. presidential election. It also proved vital to the success of the winning candidate in the most recent South Korean election. It is now rolling out in the U.S. with its first campaigns in Election 2018.
Q: What exactly is emotion AI, how does it work?
A: Emotional Intelligence (EI) as defined for decades is the ability to recognize and understand people’s emotions, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. EI has four components:
• Know yourself
• Know your relationships
• Improve yourself and
• Improve your relationships
Artificial Emotional Intelligence (AEI) synthetically emulates how people feel, significantly enhancing the usefulness of the machine to learn and manage itself in a variety applications.
Q: Tell us more about your products?
A: We are pretty busy with our development team in South Korea, Europe and the U.S. Our new Apps for smart devices, aiMei and Neil are getting great reviews and are learning rapidly as they serve the personal preferences of people. Neil has been featured recently in Apple’s featured apps list on two continents. AiMei is available in Korean, French, and English. ZimGo Search is learning fast and becoming a great web sentiment search engine.
Q: What can we expect from BPU Holdings in the future?
A: Perhaps a picture best forecasts the future: