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PITCH
Trio.AI’s semantics-based AI interaction system solution enables people to interact with various smart devices or virtual agents using natural language.
WHY?

Poor robot communication skills

Companies using chatbots for customer service want to provide customers with better guidance and companionship.

Desire for customer loyalty

Companies require accurate data to provide customers with better tailored info and services.

From reactive to proactive

Brands want to achieve higher conversion rates based on a more profound customer profile.

MARKET

RMB 270 billion

The global AI market is expected to reach RMB 270 billion in 2018.

In 2016, China’s AI industry was worth RMB 9.56 billion (annual growth rate 37.9%). The number is expected to reach RMB 20.33 billion in 2018.

PRODUCT
Trio.AI provides semantics-based AI interaction system solutions, which are built from original human language feeds using NLP, deep learning and big data analysis. Its solutions enable more natural dialogue between virtual agents and people. Trio.AI helps businesses and brands establish more accurate in-depth customer profiles using enriched data.
Trio.AI provides semantics-based AI interaction system solutions, which are built from original human language feeds using NLP, deep learning and big data analysis. Its solutions enable more natural dialogue between virtual agents and people. Trio.AI helps businesses and brands establish more accurate in-depth customer profiles using enriched data.
BUSINESS MODEL
With its leading semantics-based AI interaction technology and customized solutions, Trio.AI has successfully ventured into three key business categories: IoT, corporate customer service and pan entertainment.

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IoT: Trio.AI provides improved interfaces for smart devices such as smartphones, wearables and smart home systems.


Corporate customer service: Trio.AI helps financial service providers, media and e-commerce companies have more effective and meaningful interactions with their customers.


Pan entertainment: Trio.AI aims to build strong entertainment IP using AI idols and to help celebrities communicate better with fans.


Trio.AI makes money by customizing solutions for its clients and providing cloud API-based SaaS services to enterprises.


In the future, Trio.AI will introduce some Natural Language Processing services on its own AI platform.

TIMELINE

  • Launch
  • Growth
  • Recent Developments
  • Future Plans
  • 2016 - Trio.AI founded; raised RMB 10 million seed and RMB 20 million pre-A funding.

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    The launch

    February, Trio.AI founded, began providing semantics-based AI interaction system solutions to IoT clients.

    Products and services

    August, Rokid, a technology company that specializes in robotics research and AI development, applied Trio’s AI communication tool to its smart sound system in order to provide better companions to its target audience via higher functioning chatbots.

    October, integrated BigBang smart interface into Smartisan OS 3.0.

    Collaborated with leading EV brand Weltmeister on its in-car music system and smart navigator.

    Fundings

    April, received seed funding of RMB 10 million from Aplus Capital and Skyview Fund.

    September, received pre-A funding of RMB 20 million from Legend Capital and SAIF Partners.

  • 2017 – Developed strategic business layout with diversified client portfolio and various solution offerings; raised RMB 50 million Series A financing.

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    Products and services

    January, installed bot function in Tencent Treasure’s customer service system.

    February, cooperated with GMW.net to improve its chatbot Xiaoming’s conversational skills for more effective coverage at the 2017 NPC & CPPCC sessions. Among other improvements, based on semantic analysis, the updated chatbot could provide users with their desired news according to voice inputs.

    March, integrated semantic analysis technology into Xiaomi’s Mi TV 4A.

    April, became Baidu’s only Gold Partner and integrated chatbot function into Little Fish’s products via DuerOS.

    June, gained more important customers, namely:

    • Leading financial service provider Hundsun incorporated Trio.AI’s smart communication tool into its customer service system.
    • Provided data mining and chatbot function to Sina Weibo.
    • Provided data mining and smart shopping guide to K11’s WeChat subscribers.
    • Applied smart communication tool to Jibo robot, made “him“ a modern young man with dashing characteristics.
    September, joined with Huawei to demonstrate a series of feature functions based on semantic cognition of the latter’s Kirin 970 processor at a press conference, including intelligent auto reply, emotion identification, intelligent extraction of semantic intention and information and intelligent generation of emojis.
    Expansion

    Grew staff to over 100 employees.

    Expanded on-site development team in Shenyang.
    Fundings
    January, raised Series A funding of RMB 50 million from Boyong Fund, Hundsun and Seekdource. The money was used for team expansion, market development and public relations.
    Key personnel
    November, CEO Ma Yuchi named “Top 10 AI+ Industry Entrepreneur” at 2017 China Future Summit.
  • Recent Developments

    Trio.AI is working on a standard star product around open-domain dialogues.

    Increasing its penetration into the smartphone application market by making new deals with China’s top five mobile manufacturers.

    Focusing more on the company’s impact on gaming and entertainment.

    Number of full-time employees has exceeded 100.

    Clinched RMB 110 million in Series B funding from Foxconn, Hanfor Capital Management, China Minsheng Investment Group, and Xiamen Torch Group Co., Ltd.


  • Future Plans

    Double turnover and break even by the end of 2018.

    Explore opportunities in B2C.

    Raise a new round of financing for market layout, channel building and capital reserves.

    Focus on enterprise services to serve financial companies (specifically providing them with intelligent customer service, pre-sale and after-sale), governmental institutions and traditional media.

    Partner with intelligent hardware manufacturers to apply Trio.AI's technologies to smart home systems, intelligent in-vehicle systems, smartphones, intelligent robots and intelligent speakers.

    Expand presence in pan entertainment, including anime, comics and gaming, and build entertainment works around AI virtual idols.


Updated: 06/2017

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