Alright, so you have your data in your HAT; you pull in your Facebook posts, your Fitbit steps, you've got some personal information and preferences saved in there, along with your locations pulled from your iPhone. Now what. How do you make that data work for you? How do you make it meaningful and useful? These are the questions we've been occupying ourselves with for the last few months, working on remodelling the HAT's iOS app, and paving the way for HAT's shiny new consumer offering, coming 2018.
Enter the Smart HAT Engine – or SHE, for short. SHE is your own personal AI assistant, run entirely in the privacy of your HAT. SHE runs the analytics, the machine learning algorithms, the intelligence and the insight that make you superhuman, and your data endlessly valuable. Fitbit data sitting in the HAT is one thing, but an algorithm that learns that you are far less likely to exercise on the weekends, while you have no problem in the week, cranks up the motivational nudges on Sunday afternoon, but goes easy on them at commute time on a Thursday. And, because it's all sealed up in your HAT, no one else ever has access to the results of that analysis, it's all completely yours, to do with what you will.
We also reimagined the HAT iOS app, and created a way for you to experience your data in real time through a live feed, allowing you to watch as pieces of data – a run, a post, paying for your coffee – arrive safely into your HAT. This feed is where the Smart HAT Engine sits, generating insights, talking to you, and spinning value out of your data.
We're psyched about the new model, and we hope you are too. We're currently in the market for testers, to test all angles of the new app and its features. If you you're up for it, get in touch.
Yours in HAT, Jonathan Holtby
HAT Community Foundation