“Humans and their relationships is such an interesting topic, especially how the phone plays into the nuances of those interactions. With Humin we’re finding that by re-imagining your contacts app, you can actually strengthen your real-world ties. It doesn’t shove people into alphabetical lists, it puts people into the context of your own network. When I land in a new city, Humin tells me who lives there. When people are visiting, Humin brings up their information and I reach out. It creates those serendipitous moments and makes people feel really special.
We’re working on a problem users want us to solve. When you’re doing something, like data entry for example, you’d never think before your first CS class that you’d need to automate it because it’s so awful. But then after, it just changes they way you think about what can be automated, what tedium you shouldn’t have to deal with. You create apps and plugins and extensions to solve those little problems.
At Claremont McKenna I studied both computer science and philosophy. I was interested in what implications of agency had to do with artificial intelligence. As artificially intelligent beings become more of a reality, there comes the question, is there a moral code for machines?”
Arielle Zuckerberg | Humin