New York-based Mei Inc. earlier this year announced the beta release of their Android messaging application, MEI – that has a built-in Relationship Artificial Intelligence (AI) designed to analyze user relationships with others through SMS messaging, keeping track of your records that will let you know how they have changed within the course of time.
To be able to use the MEI app, both users have to have the MEI app installed on to their smartphones. The app is only available to Android users (beta version), as there was no comment/mention of if iOS users will soon get one. After download, you have to replaces the default SMS app with the MEI app making MEI your now default messaging app. The app requires no data if the AI option isn’t turned on.
Unlike the default SMS messaging platform or any other messaging app, MEI has an option of turning on an AI assistant designed to help you better understand yourself, as well as the people you text and help improve your relationships either with your partner, spouse, friends, family members. The AI has the ability on advising you on how to text by this helps you strengthen your relationship.
MEI has the ability to analyze one’s messages and lets them know about how close and compatible others. In addition, it as well analyzes both the recipient and senders personalities generating about 5 personality profiles with scores across 30 different personality traits. Scores measure how the user compares to thousands of others in traits such as introversion/extroversion and spontaneity/thoughtfulness.
One of the app’s latest feature detects differences between a user’s and contact’s personalities and provides initial suggestions on how to bridge the gap in communication. For example, if MEI perceives a contact as very spontaneous and the user more organized, the app will tell the user it’s okay to play things by ear.
MEI’s Credit System Update
MEI earlier this week received a new update dubbed, Credit System that values and rewards people for their data and intelligence. The feature allows its users earn credits when they share their data, opinions or knowledge, for instance responding to MEI’s questions or labeling messages. Users after earning credit, they can use them to request data and intelligence, for example, to understand a contact’s personality.
Users can start earning credits only if they have the AI feature turned on. The system then creates a user account and the app shares the SMS/MMS messages and call logs on the user’s phone with MEI’s systems. The user account is then awarded signup credits and credits based on the number of messages shared.
First Impression Features
- All messages are end-to-end encrypted same feature we have come to see of Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp.
- Users have the ability to revoke sent messages just like the can with WhatsApp.
- The ability to send ‘time-limited’ messages that are deleted after a while. Messages are deleted a set time after they’re read.
- Unlike most of the messaging apps, MEI doesn’t require personally identifiable information of you, ensuring user privacy.