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An AI That Keeps Your Data A Secret. That’s Genius.

Like most people these days, we know you are concerned with data privacy and security. Who can see my private data? What is preventing AI apps to see what I am sharing? While we can’t vouch for all services using AI, with Genius, the simple answer is no one can see, access, or share your data from our end. 

Genius learns information from two types of data:

  • Source Data: these are your documents, emails, messages stored in applications like Gmail, Box.com, and Slack.  
  • Learned Data: these are the facts and details Genius unpacks and extracts from your content, along with their location and where these are found in documents, email, messages, and links to the source, which contain every fact, date and time the fact was learned by Genius. These relationships are used to connect facts, along with the “access control list” of who can access the source content – and that is controlled only by you.

When you ask Genius for an answer, it retrieves the information it learned by reading – so you don’t have to search for it. Genius will show you where it found the answer to your question, providing a web link to the source document, message or email which contained the answer.   

  • Cognizer, the company creating the AI behind Genius main business is to provide the AI technology and sell Genius subscriptions and other applications that use Cognizer’s AI.  We don’t sell, rent, disclose, release, disseminate, make available, transfer, share or otherwise communicate any of your learned data. 
  • Cognizer staff cannot read your source data, or access your content repositories like Gmail, Box.com and Slack.  The credentials you use to connect to your repositories are all encrypted and reside in those systems  – not with Genius.  Only those with whom you have shared a file, sent an email or shared a message can read that content, and only those who have access to your content repositories can access your source data libraries.  
  • Cognizer staff cannot read your learned data, either. Learned data is stored in machine-readable form and is not accessible by humans. We can see how many database entries each user has and the dates they were created, but we cannot see what those entries contain.  You can see your learned data, Genius cannot.  
  • When you share source content with another Genius user, you are sharing the learned data in Genius.  Consider this simple example:  John shares a word document with his colleague Mary, and it contains 200 facts.  John and Mary both use Genius. When John shares the document with Mary, Genius reads it and learns those 200 facts which it stores in Mary’s account database. John also has those 200 facts in his Genius account database. If John revokes permission to Mary to read that document, Mary will no longer be able to make use of the 200 facts that revoked that document contained. 

Genius provides a secure and trusted AI for personal and private content. Unlike Siri and Alexa who focus on AI from publicly available information, Genius focus’s on the individual – aka personal content. We are not interested in breaking that trust by sharing or selling it to 3rd parties.

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