Qubo Technologies is a company specialized on data management using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to leverage the best-in-class solutions to other businesses. Below is our recent interview with Gustavo “Gus” Guimarães, Global CEO of Qubo Technologies:
Q: Can you tell us something more about the company and what you do?
A: Our solutions are here to take our clients’ business to where human brain can’t go alone. We are were to take AI to the offices of all small and medium business of America.
We believe that contrary to Sci-Fi movies’ perception that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will destroy the world as we know it, AI will lead us to smarter and more productive business practices and will create more and higher paying jobs. From our standpoint, AI must be a tool for every single business in America and Qubo is here creating AI-based solutions for the small and mid-size American companies who can’t afford the expensive and long-deployment AI solutions.
Why not to democratize Artificial Intelligence for every single American business? We want to be the Netflix of the franchise and SMB market … so pervasive and cheap … adding value to company’s decision-making process.
Qubo designed a clean and easy pathway to SME’s have access to Artificial Intelligence to make smarter decisions and to locally compete against the global enterprises.
Q: You’ve recently announced an agreement to provide your Qbot AI solution to Neighborly; could you tell us something more?
A: We are pleased that a giant like Neighborly has chosen us.
Neighborly has chosen us because they genuinely want to stay ahead of their competitors, and we will give them a competitive differentiator that none of their competitors have: insights originated from artificial intelligence.
In a nutshell, Neighborly’s franchisees will leverage Qbot’s capabilities to enhance their growth. They will be even more successful in the marketplace. The insights Qbot will give them will refine and expand they knowledge about many factors that affects the business to win the battles that happens every day for the clients.
That’s what we are here for. To democratize the access for AI.
We are here to give the small and medium business owners access to last generation Artificial Intelligence productivity tools.
Q: Can you give us insights into your products?
A: The same way an average Joe has access to literacy, water and clean air, we believe that he must have access to Artificial Intelligence to make smarter decisions and grow his business.
That’s why we’ve created a business assistant, the Qbot for Franchise:
• Franchising is a path to the American dream. We want franchisors and franchisees to dream it big. So, we created a business assistant that will boost the decision-making ability of the networked business, taking the local franchisee’s decision-making process to where human brain can’t go alone, and taking advantage of AI to better making decisions on what to sell, to whom, a what price.
• With Qbot for franchise, the networked business will be able to answer questions like the next market, the optimum price, where should you open a new store or insights on how to reduce your cost in the present and in the future.
• In addition, we have a “what if” machine – a predictive analytics tool that calculates for you the profit and revenue impact of the strategies you want to test in advance.
In addition to the Business Assistant for franchise, we’ve created the Qbot for Small Business which has analog functionalities for the small and medium business.
Q: Who are your clients and what are some of the key challenges you’re helping them solve?
A: Franchise market is our main client.
Franchisors and franchisees use our artificial intelligent Qbot to solve issues like:
• Where you should open your next store and how much money you can expect from it
• Understand the impact in the revenue, profit and goods sold given a change in the price
• Calculating which marketing initiatives are the best one to be used in the future
• What Ifs … we calculate now the future impact of a given action you may want to take
• Predict the revenue and profit of a given store/location given a chance in the scenario
• Patterns identification – we use AI to foresee what is going to happen in the future given the patterns our clients have now, but human brain can’t understand … only machine learning can.
• Ranking … we understand the productivity and efficiency patterns and we create rankings and benchmarks to better give insights to our customers
In addition, our business model is so flexible, that we can basically answer to any business-related questions given the right data.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: In the path democratize Artificial Intelligence, we want to be as pervasive as Netflix is being and as cheap as they are. We want every single owner of networked business have access to our products to make smarter decisions.
Soon, Qbot will have conquered the vast majority of the market and then we will unveil the Qortex Project: a combination of Artificial Intelligence tools that will help our clients selling the franchises for the right candidates and knowing their clients as well as a set of trained algorithms can.
Qortex is a synergic combination of AI tools, a digital transformation platform that will boost networked business!