Wakie Pivots To Let You Call A Stranger On Any Subject

Wakie, the ‘social alarm clock’ that lets you be woken up by a complete stranger, is pivoting the concept to enable you to connect via phone call on any topic.

Behind the scenes, the Russian startup, which has since relocated to Sunnyvale, California and is being put through its paces at accelerator Y Combinator, is building machine learning tech based on user profiles, the subjects its users have answered calls on, and feedback after each call to help Wakie become better at matching callers.

“We use machine learning to learn the life experience of each user and to provide better matching for any kind of question,” explains Wakie CEO Hrachik Adjamian, who, along with his brother Tatul, founded the company. “We believe that artificial intelligence (AI) is too far from being…

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