Bringing People Together with AI

November 10, 2023

Sarah Moran

Artificial intelligence can seem mystifying, and many people are rightly concerned about its capabilities. There is potential for AI beyond the fear, and Memory Lane is harnessing that potential in our mission to make sure no one is forgotten. Informed by ethics experts, psychologists, and professional biographers, we use AI to connect loved ones across generations.

AI can be the most humanizing technology of all time

Even the word "Artificial Intelligence" sounds dehumanizing – and certainly science fiction is full of dystopian visions of AI. But here at Memory Lane, we believe this technology has the potential to be the most humanizing invention of all time.

We live in an age where families and friends are drifting further apart, and our time with loved ones is limited. But by taking the work out of sharing family stories, Memory Lane is using AI to help bring people closer together. AI is only as scary as we make it, and at Memory Lane we're using it to make sure no one is forgotten.

Potential Beyond the Fear

Letting AI do the tedious work to make time for what really matters.

At Memory Lane, we see a need to use this new technology to bring humanity closer together. There is potential for AI beyond the fear, and Memory Lane is harnessing that potential to connect people to their loved ones and to their family history by allowing them to easily tell their story. Rather than replace human effort and connection, our AI can take care of the tedious work so that you have more time for what really matters. At Memory Lane, that means we do the work of coming up with thoughtful questions and transcribing, summarizing and writing your stories so that preserving your memories and creating your biography is simple and enjoyable. Passing on your legacy should be about sharing and reminiscing – it shouldn’t be about taking notes and polishing your language.

Making Sure No One is Forgotten

62% of Americans aspire to write their own memoir.

81% of Americans want to write a book one day, and 62% aspire to write their own memoir. But only 6% of people ever make it more than halfway. That's not surprising – writing a biography is a mammoth undertaking. Trying to capture an entire lifetime's worth of stories, wisdom and memories is something even professional writers struggle with. Even if you make it easier by recording your stories, or those of your loved ones, it takes a lot of effort to transcribe those recordings, let alone combine them into a narrative, decide on chapter names, and edit your own writing. 

Memory Lane takes care of all that work. We use Natural Language Processing (a branch of AI) to break down the road blocks that stop you from documenting your stories, so that – pardon the pun – you can take a leisurely stroll down memory lane with no obstacles to distract your journey.

We’ve partnered with ethics experts, psychologists and professional biographers.

We’ve worked tirelessly to train our systems to be empathetic, patient, encouraging and kind – partnering with ethics experts, psychologists, and professional biographers to help ensure we’re designing a world-class interview experience for anyone looking to capture and share their life’s stories and wisdom. Our intelligent biographer is there to listen and guide users through the process of capturing and preserving their most cherished memories. With a positive, caring attitude, the system helps to make every recording session feel like a conversation, and at every step we’ve built our platform with deep respect for the profoundly personal, meaningful experience that is curating your legacy.

Any new technology seems scary when it’s first introduced, and concerns around the possibilities of AI are not unfounded. However, every AI is dependent on the team behind it. Memory Lane is designed to simplify an endeavor that the majority of Americans want to undertake, so that you have more time to pause, reflect, and appreciate the memories that make up your life.

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