Narrative Science was founded by researchers from Northwestern University, who discovered they could use computer algorithms to generate basic sports stories. They still do that, but have added dozens more clients, including financial services companies, retailers and government intelligence agencies.
Narrative Science created a public application called Quill Connect, for people to use as the stories Quill generated were “interesting and actionable.” The stories generated by Quill Connect focus on how you and your followers are similar, how you are different and how to better engage with your followers.
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Kris Hammond, the Chief Scientist for Narrative Science. Narrative Science focuses around automating text generated from data, turning raw data into insightful accounts. Hammond has spent over 20 years working in and developing the AI labs at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, making him uniquely placed to offer perspectives on the past, present and future of AI. In this first part of our discussion, Hammond discusses three game-changing technologies that he considers to be key in the future of machine learning.
Twitter can sometimes feel like a chaotic place, especially if you've got Tweetdeck running and a dozen lists updating across your screen.
To help sort through some of the clutter and to better understand your followers, Chicago startup Narrative Science has launched a new tool that can quickly analyze all of your tweets and the tweets of your followers to paint a comprehensive picture about the activity on your account.
Best in Biz Awards, the only business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts, today announced the winners in its 2014 competition. Narrative Science Chief Scientist Kris Hammond was named Innovator of the Year in the Gold category.
The investment in Narrative Science is more than just an infusion of capital. The company has also announced a software partnership with USAA that will deploy Narrative Science's Quill technology to build a financial information library for USAA's 10 million members.
USAA has invested in a Chicago-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to turn data into stories.
The company, Narrative Science, recently announced it has raised $10 million in venture capital from a group of backers led by USAA. Other backers include Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, and Chicago-based Jump Capital.
Last year, we noted how the CIA and other intelligence services were using Narrative Science and investing in the company. Now, here’s another customer/investment announcement: The company has a new deal to create reports for the United Services Automobile Association, the financial services company that serves military members and their families; the USAA is also participating in a $10 million funding round.
The tale of Narrative Science, a Northwestern University spinout that uses algorithms to turn data into stories, is getting more interesting.
The Chicago company raised another $10 million, led by customer USAA, a San Antonio-based insurance and financial-services provider that is licensing Narrative Science's software. Existing investors Sapphire Ventures, the venture arm of software maker SAP, Chicago-based Jump Capital and Battery Ventures, also participated.
Today, Narrative Science - the Chicago startup that uses artificial intelligence to turn data into stories - announced that it has raised a $10 million round, led by the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), with participation from previous backers Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, and Chicago-based Jump Capital.