The Mindex has simply not existed until now--it is an entirely new resource for building collective intelligence and leveraging human creativity and subjectivity on the Web
San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) September 9, 2008
IMINDI today unveiled the world's first Thought Engine at TechCrunch50, a conference designed to showcase and publicly launch 50 innovative start-up technology companies. IMINDI was selected out of 900 applicants from over 49 countries to showcase its product to more than 1,000 hi-tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, journalists and other industry influencers.
IMINDI's Thought Engine expands individual thinking and builds a collective mind on the Web. Unlike search engines that help users find information or answers to pre-determined thoughts and questions, IMINDI helps users to discover new thoughts and questions, and even create new knowledge by connecting with other liked-minded people.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the TechCrunch50 and introduce an innovative way to help people expand their minds on the Web," said Adam Lindemann, co-founder of IMINDI. "Most of the semantics sector focuses on teaching computers to think. IMINDI approaches it from the opposite end: we should be using computers to help humans think. Our application will enable people to connect, collect and expand their thoughts and knowledge in an entirely new and very intuitive way."
IMINDI is the latest research development in the sixty-year-old field of intelligence augmentation in computer science that was pioneered by Vannever Bush and Douglas Englebart among others. IMINDI takes it one step forward by adding new insights from the field of neuroscience and cognitive psychology to form a new patent-pending technology. Combining a layer of individual thinking with a social and human semantic layer, IMINDI has created the first global Mind Index or the "Mindex."
"The Mindex has simply not existed until now--it is an entirely new resource for building collective intelligence and leveraging human creativity and subjectivity on the Web," said Dr. Galen Kaufman, neurobiologist and co-founder of IMINDI.
IMINDI is a Thought Engine, a new tool for individual thinking and collective intelligence on the Web. By capturing the free form associations of user's logic and intuition, IMINDI is building a global mind index and enabling people to easily build, expand and connect their thoughts with other-like minded people on the Web. IMINDI is privately held with headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.imindi.com.
Founded in 2007 by leading technology blog TechCrunch and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, the TechCrunch50 conference provides a platform for early-stage, and frequently unfunded, companies to launch for the first time to the technology industry's most influential venture capitalists, corporations, angel investors, fellow entrepreneurs and the international media. Companies are selected to participate exclusively on merit. TechCrunch50 is supported by corporate sponsors Google, Microsoft, MySpace, Salesforce, MSN Money, Symantec, Thomson Reuters and Yahoo!, as well as venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital, Mayfield Fund, Clearstone Venture Partners, Charles River Ventures, Founders Fund, Perkins Coie and Fenwick & West.