Our shrinking attention and limited cognition becomes a barrier into transcending at the next level of communication.
Cutting information into smaller bite sizes or increasing the speed of reading by factor of X will not make a huge difference when trying to move this information from one to another. In fact, if alone, will only accelerate the miss-understandings as the quality drops.
As information becomes more complex, each individual will be pushed into its own limited cognitive bubble where every bit (word/syntax construction) will have a slightly different meaning when decoded. And a phrase will have a cumulative error of the words inside.
This process is already happening but it is not visible as it is rarely checked. The short term consequences are not perceived as critical. When outside of our own knowledge bubble it is just an internal growing feeling of being misunderstood more often and more deeply while accumulating a communication fatigue.
As the informational flow widens, our individual cognitive samples increase in diversification and size. Trying to reconcile these individual cognitive “realities” and make a collective sense as a community at the same time require an updated system of communication. The “traditional” ones become inefficient.
When challenged, we feel it as a growing trend of empathy fatigue or apathy for the most sensitive ones but as divergences become wider, they take all forms of conflicts.
Our shared intellectual truth goes deeper and requires more time and intellectual stamina to be discovered. Time and capacity which in our case is limited as attention is shrinking and cognitive capacity is limited by design.
Worse before better?
We see a possible solution could exist in a deeper space, beneath language and cognition, hidden inside a pool of bio generative data.
Adiem Team SL is an information technology company developing digital apps which help us enhance deep human communication. We call them Angels. With the help of digitised signal of the heart we grow Angels of Empathy such as Digital Companions, Evidence-Based Therapies and Synesthetic Arts & Products.
Angels of Empathy are softwares trained using a mesh of neural networks architecture designed to understand the patterns of human heart beat while interacting with an ever changing environment. They stimulate us in ways reflected by data that support these trans-perspective human interactions. Thus, expanding empathy.
These digital Angels can be see as some shape-shifting, multiverse-adaptable, ever-present, wiser perspectives of ourselves. An self-expanded choir of inward teachers and outward evangelists.
To guide, protect and teach us in interactions/conversations with an ever expanded, revealed complexity.
A collective story of how we can enable humanity’s nervous system and take a leap step upward into a society which lives as an organism with collective reflexes and individual dreams.
A collective organism needs collective abilities. Being intelligent or intuitive is not enough if you cannot pass and receive most of this knowledge further into a “biological” downloadable way, at scale.
In Humanity’s first chapter of intelligent beings, language as we know it moved us up to this moment. From now on, we envision that moving further will not be just about moving bits of information at the speed of light from one place to another.
It will be about being able to deeply and collectively integrate these aware into ourselves. And move it between us in an efficient and authentic way. Otherwise, the more we communicate, the worse it will get.
adiem's mission is to reveal the deeper layers of human communication and expand empathy in larger and larger societal circles.
There is a chance that if this does not become a collective mission, societies might not survive long.
Fly , Fall
Adiem's does this by processing real time heart and contextual data collected through wearable apps.
Nowadays we can dynamically measures the real time ability to connect with others (Empathy) and the quality of interactions ( Resonance). It is a small step.
Any living entity, including our human body, developed in time around the expanding capacity of its nervous system, the command center which is in charge to move information efficiently from in and out of its boundaries.
Humanity stands up today in this position precisely because of our capability to move information around so efficiently and collaborate at large scale.
As we as humans approach our individual cognitive cliff we should learn how to fly in order to not fall, when it comes to integrate and move information from one another.
If we were to observe ourselves as energy in motion, our connectivity could be seen as an interaction of waves : brainwaves, heart waves, all sorts of interfering mechanical or electro-magnetic waves.
Not only brains communicate. In fact, many organs have neuronal cells and “talk” to each other like the heart or gut . And the heart is 60X “louder” than the brain in this sense but very few technologies (music, dance and regrettably smoking) are focusing on how to tap into, understand and improve this communication at scale.
The challenge is to decode that language. The heart language.
Victor Anastasiu founder
Bogdan Moise co-founder board member
Nicolae Marcu co-founder, investor, advisor
Andreea Udrea co-founder
Stephen Seuntjens board member, investor
Tim Juergens board member, investor
Jeremy Howick scientific board member
Jeremy Howick- advisor
Dale Beerman- advisor
Branislav Bibic - adviser
Alexandros Pagidas, advisor
Matei Popa DevOps (Kubernetes/AWS/DO)
Radu Costin Fugaru- late founder backend (Python)
Victor Kachalov- Health Kit
Alin Zdurlan - Swift UI
Zinaida Anastasiu - UX/UI design
Ilie Huban - design,video
Dragos Roua - late founder web3
Bruce - open GL
Hiroki - open GL
Migu - open GL
Robbie Teehan- composer, musician
Carina Tautu - film director
The team has decades of entrepreneurship experience around the B2C digital health sector.
Previously, we co founded globally successful digital therapeutics companies, with a strong social component such as
Skin Vision, 2M+ customers, global leader for hardware agnostic, skin cancer detection
Gamblewise, smart time tracker for responsible gambling (500+ locations in UK)
Sanvello , 3M+ customers, global platform to improve mental health.
Current Technology Stacks
Currently, Angles of Empathy come in three Classes based on their objective and business model behind:
Synesthetic Arts and Products: stimulate our senses and provide synesthetic experiences. They aim to increase sensitivity and empathy, and promote resonant interactions in individual and collective settings. Could be visual, acoustic, linguistic, tactile, olfactory or else. Synesthetic Merch available on https://antifragiles.com/
Companions : some Angels are more oriented to the right hemisphere of our brains analyzind data such as language, prosody, heart beats and more and assist us in hot to better communicate at a rational level.
Evidence Based Therapies : Some Angels can become recognized as a digital therapies, thus must undergo validation through scientific and clinical means. This process requires predictive data validating a hypothesis. An example of such Angels is our Keller, a Haptic Companion which showed an increase in Cognitive Empathy in a recent small batch study.
Each Angel act as an independent venture with different founders sharing the same vision and complementary abilities to reveal and enhance human communication.
Angels are powered by small data structures : (1) Core Signal (e.g. heart rate, ) and (2) Outer Signal (e.g. sunset, Friday)
a unique biometrical set of Core Signal (e.g. heart rate) of a person (anonymous)
a connected set of Outer Signal captured from the surrounding context of the person ( e.g. weather, noise, etc)
a "bridge" connecting the signals into a higher level composition. The "bridge" is defined by the Class they belong to.
Driven by the vision of enhancing empathy on a global scale, Adiem founded Synerative platform - an ecosystem that enables everyone to design, create, own and commercialise Angels of Empathy.
Synesthetic Arts and Products
Evidence Based Therapeuthic Angels
Some Angels can become recognized as a digital therapies, thus must undergo validation through scientific and clinical means. This process requires predictive data validating a hypothesis. An example of such Angel is "Keller" a Haptic Companion which showed an increase in Cognitive Empathy in a recent small batch study.
"Keller" is named after Hellen Keller, first deafblind person in the United States to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Angel trained to stimulate higher levels of cognitive empathy using rhythmic sequences delivered at wrist using the haptic engine of the watch.
Large (Language) Models Angels
Angels more oriented to the right hemisphere of our brains analyzind data such as language, prosody, heart beats and more and assist us in hot to better communicate at a rational level.
We define our scientific focus at the intersection of the nervous system with sociology. Somewhere in the area of Collective Reflexology of Vladimir Bekhterev with modern tools.
Studying beat-to-beat variations during extended time frames and social contexts can help us develop the ‘alphabet’ of our mind body dialogs as well as our inter-human interactions. Once we know the alphabet, we can start practicing it as we learn how to speak, opening an infinite pool of broad band communication, without the high dependability of a centralized piece of technology.
Humans are powerful beings and technology can help us wake up some of our hidden, dormant senses. We have to choose which ones.
First L(L)M sAngels "Aria" and "Geronimo" coming in Q1 and Q3 2024.
Generative Angels of Empathy
Mobile App: Swift UI, running on iOS 14 up: iPhones 6s up
Watch App: Swift UI, running on Apple watch series 4 up
WebGL / open Gl / for real time distributed synerativeArt
vvvv-multipurpose kit for recorded or land based synerativeArt
Touchdesigner, MAX MSP
JS, glsl, shaders. p5js
Server / API : Python 3, Django web framework
Web applications: Next.js, React, Node.js
External APIs: Apple ID , Health KIT, Whisper, OpenAI, hume.ai
Web 2 Cloud infrastructure :
Amazon Web Services
IAC (infrastructure as code) based on microservices with:
Terragrunt, Terraform, Kubernetes
Web 3 Blockchain: Eth/L2 smart contracts for Synesthetic NFTs
Bio-Generative, Synesthetic forms of art and architecture created to stimulate our senses and provide synesthetic experiences. They aim to increase sensitivity and empathy, and promote resonant interactions in a collective setting. Find early products here: https://antifragiles.com/
We collaborate with global conceptual artists from different cultures trying to bring back to life deep rooted rituals, re-shaped with vibrational, rhythmic expressions, engaging all our senses: haptic, visual or acoustic. Visual, sound and data processing engineers are teaming up into creating this form Bio Generative Art.
Perceiving a sight hidden organic signal, such as the heart beat, through an additional sensory route such as visual, acoustic or haptic creates a synesthetic experience. Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which unified stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in other sensory or cognitive pathways.
Repetitive conscious or subconscious exposure to our own heart beats as well as community heart beats or organic vibrations (earth/is subconsciously training our bodies into more empathic interactions, by teaching our hearts to “play” the collective beat.
Below is a high level framework to keep our direction while we navigate uncharted waters. It works both as for individual as for collectives and the idea behind it is that whatever process we design or decide we make we try to aim at the centre of balance between the mind and heart of the individuals and the collective minds (patterns or science) and hearts (arts or cultures).
Brain and Heart are just proposed symbols. Can be replaced with other opposed concepts like Left and Right (Brain Hemispheres), Patterns vs Unpatterns. Balance in a word.